I’m sure you’ve tried many different varieties of salads, but have you ever grilled yours? Yes, literally grill your salad? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing! The flavor of this chargrilled romaine salad is spectacular! It’s truly hard to get the same gratification out of a cold romaine salad again (sorry). The beauty about this salad is that it’s so simple to make with only a few ingredients. As you’re cooking up your favorite steak, chicken, fish or veggies, just simply add this to the grill and have a meal in minutes! Also, if you don’t have a grill, you can do this on the stovetop as well in a large sauté pan. OK, enough talking. Let’s get to the recipe!
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GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD
1 head leafy romaine lettuce
1 TB coconut oil
½ tsp. garlic powder
pinch sea salt and black pepper
1 tsp. lemon juice
How to Prepare
1. Fire up that grill!
2. Leaving the head intact, cut the hard end off and then slice horizontally every inch or so until the lettuce is fully sliced.
3. Lay a large piece of aluminum foil, approximately 20 inches long on the counter, and coat lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Place the coconut oil in the center and then place the lettuce on top.
5. Sprinkle the garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice on top of the lettuce.
6. Fold the sides of the foil up to create a pocket but don’t seal completely.
7. Put on the grill and grill for approximately 10 minutes or until the leaves are browned (depending upon temperature of your grill, you might need to adjust the time).
8. Carefully remove the foil from the grill and pour the salad into a bowl. Give it a stir to get the oil and spices evenly distributed.
9. Top with your favorite meat or veggies and… enjoy!
Per serving* (recipe serves 2): 116 calories, 4 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fat
*Note: this does not include any added meat or veggies
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