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Grilled Caesar Salad

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
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Grilled Caesar salad
Casey Barber
COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(6)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil + more for brushing
  • 2 large lemons, cut in half
  • 1/2 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
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Chef notes

Looking for some new summer grilling recipes? If you're a fan of the classic Caesar salad, you will fall in love with this version that's easy enough to make on a busy weeknight and elevated enough to wow guests at a dinner party table. To make it, grill halved lemons and a head of romaine alongside thick-cut pieces of baguette. The dressing, made with a Dijon mustard base, zippy olive oil and fresh garlic, is creamy. The romaine and lemons get a deeper flavor on the grill. Topped with Parmigiano Reggiano, it's a salad worthy of a five-star restaurant. 

Preparation

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.