There may come a time in your life when you are forbidden carbs – ANY carb – for a 36 hour period. Unlikely, yes, but that’s what made me recall having grilled romaine.
I’d never tried to make it but desperate times called for desperate measures. Kidding. It’s really delicious. Truly.
Grilled Romaine Lettuce
GRILLED, Healthy, Salads,
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Servings: Servings 3 to 4 servings Source: simplyrecipes.com
3 to 4 romaine hearts
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Prep the romaine hearts:
Pull off any old leaves. Chop off the top 1 or 2 inches of the lettuce head, and shave off the browned part of the root end, leaving the root end intact so that the lettuce head stays together.
Prepare your grill:
Turn your gas grill to high or get your charcoal coal grill very hot.
Prepare the vinaigrette:
Put the oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Paint the lettuce hearts all over with the vinaigrette.
Grill the lettuce:
Grill the romaine hearts until lightly browned on all sides, turning every minute or two until done.
Serve immediately. You can either serve the hearts whole, or chop them and toss them for a salad.
130 Calories 11g Fat 8g Carbs 3g Protein
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 572mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.