5 from 3 votes
Grilled Romaine with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
Grilled Romaine with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan has a nice, smoky flavor and is delicious with a simple vinaigrette. A great lunch salad!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: grilled romaine, grilled salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
  • 2 whole romaine hearts (the inner leaves of a head of romaine)
  • 1/4 cup shelled walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • olive oil to brush on grill pan or grill
  • 10-12 shavings of fresh Parmesan cheese
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. While the romaine is cooking, use a vegetable peeler to shave off pieces of Parmesan and set them aside.
  5. 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.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Romaine with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 361mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 9840IU197%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.