You may have seen this at restaurants, but grilling your own romaine lettuce is extremely simple and the results are almost sinful. Yes, it is a must-try!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce


1 head of Romaine lettuce
Enough olive oil to slather both sides
1/2 cup of fresh grated Romano (Parmesan or Asiago could also be used, just nothing from a green can)
Pinch of salt
Couple turns of black pepper
A dusting of granulated garlic


Start off with a head of Romaine lettuce rinsed and dried.

Slice the Romaine in two lengthwise and pull away the few leaves that will separate when you slice it.

Drizzle liberally with olive oil and put a little coarse salt, fresh cracked black pepper and dust with granulated garlic. Repeat on the other side.

Grate about a half cup of a hard cheese like Asiago, Parmesian, or Romano.

Place the Romaine right over the hot side of the grill. This doesn’t need to be high heat for say, searing a steak. Medium hot is about all it needs.

This only takes a couple of minutes so keep checking the underside. Look for the lettuce to blacken a bit. A nice char is the desired result without having the lettuce wilt too much under the heat.

After about 2-3 minutes on each side, place on a platter, sprinkle the cheese on and eat.

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