Grilled Caesar Salad

Hungry 4 More is throwing the 1st Annual H4M Cookout at the end of the week and I needed a grilled vegetarian dish to serve. I decided on Grilled Caesar Salad. Inevitably the first question everyone asked me was, “How do you grill a salad?” This dish can be prepared in both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian style.

Serves: 6


  • 3 Hearts of Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ground pepper plus additional for grilling
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt (optional, see below) plus additional for grilling
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus additional for grilling
  • One of:
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon of Anchovy paste (Non-vegetarian)
    • 2 tablespoons of Dijon or spicy mustard (Vegetarian)



In blender, add, 1 Tablespoon of pepper, garlic and 3/4 cup olive oil. If serving vegetarian, add Dijon and 1 tablespoon salt. If serving non-vegetarian add 1 1/2 tablespoon Anchovy paste. Blend until well blended and mixed.


Romaine lettuce prepared for grilling

Romaine lettuce prepared for grilling

Preheat grill to 350-375 degrees. Cut each Romaine heart in half lengthwise. Drizzle olive oil and dust exposed inner sides with salt and pepper. Grill exposed side down for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook another 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove and with each heart, remove steam, and cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch segments and plate to a salad bowl. Pour and mix dressing to taste.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

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  • By doc22, 2009/07/21 @ 12:39 PM

    Yesterday evening was a perfect time for grilling, and I’m glad I tried this grilled caesar salad recipe. It was delicious and my husband, the meat lover, loved the salad, too! We’ll definitely repeat this next time we grill!

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