Grilled Romaine Hearts

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"If you haven't tried romaine ... you are missing out. It is so good and is truly is a whole different taste. It gets a bit smoky (if done on an outside grill), but it is really just unique. Now this is the basic method for grilling it, however - how you finish it is up to you. A drizzle of lemon or vinegar as it cooks is very nice; a flavored or herbed butter or oil; or try adding grated cheese such as parmesan or fontina cheese. You can then serve whole or you can chop it up for a family style salad. Serve with your favorite dressings or garnishes; such as tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, onions, etc."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
  • Garnishes


  • Serving Size: 1 (29.5 g)
  • Calories 49.1
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 292.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 8.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Romaine Hearts ... Cut lengthwise, leaving the stem on. Brush with the oil on the outside leaves and the cut side. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Grill ... Cut side down first; about 1-2 minutes until you have light grill marks; then flip and grill the other side for another 1-2 minutes. These can be done inside on a grill pan, or even in a saute pan if that is all you have.

Step 3

Note ... As it grills you can brush on a garlic butter, add a drizzle of red wine or balsamic vinegar, drizzle on lemon juice, or add some grated cheese to melt the last few minutes.

Step 4

Serve ... One half of a romaine heart is the perfect serving for 1 person. Or, you can chop the lettuce up and serve family style. Add your favorite dressing and any garnishes. One of my favorites is sauteed bacon bits, diced onion and a blue cheese dressing. Just ENJOY with your favorite toppings.

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What a great way to enjoy romaine lettuce. I will be making this often. I followed instructions as listed except for not using any garnishes. I simply drizzled a bit of Caesar salad dressing over the grilled lettuce and we really enjoyed this.

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(27 Jul 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I have made this often and I think I enjoy it more everytime I make it. This time I sprayed the romaine with olive oil sprinkled on garlic powder and cajun spice mix. Grilled on the Griddler for about 4 minutes - It was wonderful. Thanks KC for posting this recipe 20 June 2014 I loved the Romaine hearts and then thought why not try Savoy Cabbage - perfect. Just a litttle brush of olive oil, salt and pepper - done on the griddler for 2 minutes We loved it. 24 March 2018 Made again this time I added balsamic dressing to both sides of the romaine. It looks dark but tasted wonderful.

(9 Jun 2012)


yep Capt. J says that's for sure if you haven't tried this do so, I've made this plenty of times a little different though the outcome is the same, go for this it's easy, you'll love it

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(14 Apr 2012)


I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks so wonderful!

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(13 Jan 2012)