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Grilled romaine

Easy Grilled Romaine

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 as an appetizer or side 1x


Grilled romaine lettuce is easy to make and adds a delightfully smoky flavor to any salad. Top with Parmesan for a simple appetizer or side dish!


  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce (or packaged romaine hearts)
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: Easy Caesar Dressing


  1. Preheat a grill. (If you don’t have a grill, you also can use a stovetop grill pan; in that case, skip this step.)
  2. Wash and dry the romaine. If using romaine heads, remove a few of the outer-most leaves and save for a salad at another time.
  3. Cut each romaine heart in half lengthwise. Drizzle each side liberally with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and add several pinches kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Place the romaine hearts on the grill, and grill for about 3 minutes on each side, until slightly charred.
  5. Top with grated Parmesan cheese (or Easy Caesar Dressing) and serve immediately.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grilled romaine, vegetables, grill, summer, side, vegetarian