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How to grill romaine lettuce to make a grilled Caesar salad. The perfect light and easy summer salad.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

One of my favorite restaurants used to have a grilled caesar salad on their menu. I would order it every time we went until it was taken off the menu. I decided I needed it in my life and had to perfect grilling romaine at home. Today I am sharing how to make a grilled caesar salad on your grill. 

Now you might be thinking I am crazy. Why on earth would I grill lettuce? Just trust me. Make it for family or friends and they will all be impressed. It’s almost a modern take on the wedge salad.

Looking for another light salad? Try a couscous and quinoa salad with lime vinaigrette. Instant pot baked beans are also perfect for a summer cookout. 

Can you grill lettuce?

Romaine grills up nicely. It only needs a few minutes. The grill adds a nice char, smoky flavor that brings out just a bit of bitterness. This recipe is good enough to eat even without salad dressing. 

Greens you can grill

  • Romaine
  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Endives
  • Radicchio 
  • Butter Lettuce

Grilled Caesar Salad

How to grill romaine

Slice the romaine hearts length wise. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Preheat the grill. I like to let it heat up to about 300 degrees which is medium on your knob. Place romaine lettuce cut side down for 2-3 minutes. 

Remove and add parmesan cheese, bacon and your favorite caesar dressing. Enjoy! This salad is going to be the talk of your dinner table this Spring and Summer. 

Grilled Romaine

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Elevate your caesar salad easily by grilling romaine hearts. Served with parmesan cheese and bacon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • Romaine Lettuce Hearts
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cooked Crumbled Bacon


  1. Slice romaine hearts in half length wise.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  3. Place romaine lettuce cut side down on grill for 2-3 minutes
  4. Remove from grill. Top with parmesan cheese and bacon.
  5. Serve with your favorite Caesar dressing.
Grilled Caesar Salad

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