Grilled Caesar Salad
Grilled Caesar salad
Casey Barber
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    • 1/2 cup olive oil + more for brushing
    • 2 large lemons, cut in half
    • 1/2 a baguette, sliced into 2-inch thick pieces
    • 1 large head romaine lettuce
    • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + additional grated cheese for serving.
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


With a silicone basting brush, lightly brush the cut sides of the lemons with olive oil and place cut side down on the grill. Cook until the lemons are slightly charred, about 3-4 minutes. Remove and let cool. Slice the head of lettuce in half lengthwise and very lightly brush with olive oil on both sides. Place cut-side down on the grill and cook until blackened and wilting in spots, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side. Remove and let cool. Place the baguette slices on the grill and lightly toast on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Juice the grilled lemons into a medium bowl; you'll get about 1/4 cup juice. Whisk the lemon juice together with the garlic, mustard, Parmesan, salt, pepper and remaining 1/2 cup olive oil. Roughly chop the lettuce and place in a serving bowl. Tear the toasted baguette slices into bite-size chunks and add to the bowl. Serve with the dressing and additional grated cheese for guests to assemble to their tastes.