Grilled Romaine With Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

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"This is such a nice change from the traditional salad (tomato, cucumber, onion etc.). It is very easy and quick to make. You can use your favorite dressing recipe, but this is one of my favorites. Top with a few croutons - personally, I love croutons ... however, I prefer to "crunch" mine up. That way you get a little crunch with every bite. Make the dressing ahead to save some time. Great for entertaining. Prep time includes roasting the garlic."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (46.2 g)
  • Calories 133.3
  • Total Fat - 10.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 21.1 mg
  • Sodium - 306.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 51.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Garlic ... Easy roasted garlic. Cut off the top of the garlic, just a small slice and drizzle with olive oil. About 1 teaspoon. Wrap in foil and put in a 400 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes until the garlic is tender and soft. Let it cool, and then squeeze out the garlic into a small bowl.

Step 2

Dressing ... Add all the ingredients for the dressing to the garlic and mix well. I prefer to use a small tupperware container so I can just add everything, mix, seal and refrigerate; then when ready to serve you can just shake it and it's ready. It is perfect to make ahead of time.

Step 3

Romaine ... Drizzle both sides of the romaine halves with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Grill the romaine, outside part first, just a minute or two. Then flip over and finish grilling on the cut side - about 2 minutes. You want it tender, but not completely wilted, it should still have some crisp to it. This can be done on an outside grill or indoor grill pan.

Step 4

Serve ... Top with the dressing and crushed croutons. ENJOY!

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