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Grilled Caesar Salad

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(5)
Grilled Caesar salad
Casey Barber
COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(5)

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
  • Chef notes

    Have you ever grilled lettuce? If not, get ready for a delicious surprise!

    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.