Upgrade your next summer salad and grill your lettuce!
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack:
How To Grill LettuceUpgrade your next salad and grill your lettuce! via @tspbail #healthykitchenhacks Click To Tweet
When it comes to cooking vegetables, I’m usually roasting them. But come summertime, the grill (both on the outside grill and inside on my trusty grill pan <—affiliate link!) becomes my go-to way to cook them.
I remember when I first had grilled lettuce. It was at a restaurant in Hagerstown, MD where my parents were living and it was an unbelievably delicious Caesar salad -the romaine hearts were cut in half and grilled. And I’ve been grilling lettuce ever since.
Romaine, red leaf, green leaf, Boston and bibb lettuce are the ones I usually grill as you can take a whole head and cut it in half easily. Here’s how to grill lettuce:
- Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Cut the head of lettuce in half and brush each side with oil.
- Place on grill for 2 – 3 minutes until grill marks appear.
- Flip over and grill another 2 minutes, until slightly wilted.
- Serve as is or chop up grilled halves into bite-size pieces and add your favorite salad toppings.
My favorite way enjoy grilled lettuce is to grill Romaine lettuce, top it with Parmesan cheese, black pepper and this Anchovy-Free Caesar Dressing.
Two more of my favorite grilled salads:
Grilled Chicken Caesar Pita Salad
Roasted Orange, Asparagus and Cheddar Grilled Salad
Have you ever grilled lettuce? How do you serve it?