Yes lettuce, romaine to be exact. Sunday night was grill-a-palooza, great way of cooking a whole bunch of food for the week and not heating up my place. I started by grilling some zucchini I picked up a the farmer’s market, moved onto making small burgers using ground buffalo and used “kofta” style spices. Then grilling an head of romaine lettuce as the base of my dinner salad.

I am not sure who thought of trying to grill lettuce but I am so glad they did. I have had grilled Caesar salads at restaurants but had no idea how easy it is to do at home.


  • 1-2 heads of romaine or more depending on how many people you are serving. I’d use half a head per person as a “dinner” salad with additional fixings and some sort of protein
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/Pepper


  1. Wash and pat dry your lettuce, remove any ugly leaves. Trim the bottom stem but do not cut off, this holds your half lettuce heads together for grilling.
  2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat
  3. Cut the head of romaine in half, brush or drizzle both sides with olive oil and grill starting cut side down for 2-3 minutes. You will get grill marks on the lettuce and it will wilt slightly. Turn over and grill back for another 2-3 minutes. Time may increase/decrease on how large your lettuce is as well as the heat of your grill.

You can simply season the grilled romaine with salt and pepper to taste or add a vinaigrette with other salad fixings, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, etc.

Here was my dinner; grilled romaine with heirloom tomatoes, red pepper, cucumbers, feta cheese, homemade vinaigrette, grilled zucchini and kofta style buffalo burgers.

Dinner, yum!


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One thought on “Grilling…lettuce?!?!

  1. Sarah Guard August 14, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

    Looks delicious – going to try this on the weekend!!!

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