Grilled Romaine with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan has a nice, smoky flavor and is delicious with a simple vinaigrette. A great lunch salad!
grilled romaine, grilled salad
Calories: 250 kcal
whole romaine hearts
(the inner leaves of a head of romaine)
olive oil to brush on grill pan or grill
shavings of fresh Parmesan cheese
Carefully rinse the romaine hearts and pat them dry with paper towels. Trim off just the dark edge of each root end, making sure to leave the romaine hearts intact.
Roughly chop your walnuts and place them in a small pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Stir them around for two minutes, just until they become fragrant. Remove the pan from the heat.
Brush your grill pan with olive oil and heat it (or your outdoor grill) on medium high. When the grill is hot, add the romaine hearts and cook them for three minutes before flipping them over. Cook the romaine for three minutes longer, turning if needed to get it browned all around.
While the romaine is cooking, use a vegetable peeler to shave off pieces of Parmesan and set them aside.
To make your vinaigrette, whisk the olive oil, vinegar and seasonings in a small container. Serve the romaine topped with the walnuts, Parmesan and some dressing.
I've found it's easier to buy a package of romaine hearts, because they are cleaner than a head of romaine. If you are starting with a head of romaine, remove the outer leaves and any wilted leaves until you find the hearts in the middle.
Grilled Romaine with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.