Heart-Healthy, Gluten-Free and Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Jun 3, 2015 2:54:00 PM

Grilled_romaine_lettuce_thumbThis Grilled Romaine Lettuce recipe helps you take all the cooking out of the kitchen and onto the grill. The grilled lettuce is topped with a mellow balsamic vinaigrette, bacon and blue cheese.


  • 3 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 oz cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Remove the leafy outer leaves of each head of romaine. With a knife, slice down the center lengthwise of each head of lettuce, straight down through the core.
  • Drizzle both sides of the lettuce halves with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil.
  • Grill the romaine halves, flat side down, for about 3 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, shallot, honey, salt and black pepper.
  • Remove lettuce from heat. Arrange the lettuce halves on a platter and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle the lettuce with the bacon and blue cheese. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
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Topics: Recipes, Diabetes, Celiac

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