This is truly and ridiculously easy. The trick is to get the grill grates very hot. And the result? A lightly caramelized surface and a slightly smoky flavor. The insides stay cool and crisp. It's quite a contrast of tastes and textures.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Brush each romaine lettuce half with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.

  • Cook romaine hearts, cut-side down, on the preheated grill until the cut-side is slightly caramelized but the inside is still cool and crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer lettuce, cut-side up, to a platter. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over lettuce and drizzle balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil over the top.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 1.5mg 1% DV; sodium 35.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
We have been grilling Romaine since forever. It is absolutely amazing. We have just always made it with kosher salt and olive oil, but now cannot wait to try it this way. Don't let warm lettuce throw you off. Once you try grilled Romaine, I bet that you will make it all the time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2017
I thought we were grilling on charcoal tonight but instead I tried this on the George grill. It was ok. It was a mix of crunchy and soft lettuce. I highly recommend good cheese not Kraft shaker bottle. My husband thought it was weird eating warm lettuce. I will try this again on the real grill the next time to really judge this recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
We have been grilling Romaine since forever. It is absolutely amazing. We have just always made it with kosher salt and olive oil, but now cannot wait to try it this way. Don't let warm lettuce throw you off. Once you try grilled Romaine, I bet that you will make it all the time. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2014
Been doing this forever, too. The first time my son had some, he had THREE! Other than leaving out the sherry and adding SEA SALT (very necessary, imho!), this is exactly how we do it. It can be done under the broiler if you don't want the hassle of the grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
Awesome recipe! Made it twice yesterday, with a few changes; took the advise of another reviewer and made it in my oven's broiler setting. 7 inches from the heat source. Only brushed garlic infused olive oil, garlic power, garlic salt & black course pepper. Took 5 min. once out sprinkled with crumbled blue cheese & OMG turned out great. Next time will drizzle it with a bit of lemon juice or balsamic before sprinkling it blue cheese. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
I will be making this all summer long! Had it last week at a restaurant with goat cheese so I used that instead of parm. Do try you will not be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2014
Delicious!!! So easy to make and taste amazing. I followed the recipe exactly but added some croutons for crunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2014
I'm sure my technique will get better. Grilling the Romaine makes it seem a bit less like a salad since I'm getting a bit tired of them. I like the vinaigrette drizzled on before serving but I left off the cheese. DH loves Parmesan so I'll be sure to add it when I make this for him. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
LOVE this recipe! Easy quick and delicious. Followed the recipe just as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
This was a great recipe. A wonderful change from salad and a great way to add some greens to the kids diet. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2015
Never thought of grilling romaine lettuce. We are so conditioned to eating lettuce raw in a salad but this was so tasty. Will be adding this one to my regular recipes and making it often.... Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2017
I thought we were grilling on charcoal tonight but instead I tried this on the George grill. It was ok. It was a mix of crunchy and soft lettuce. I highly recommend good cheese not Kraft shaker bottle. My husband thought it was weird eating warm lettuce. I will try this again on the real grill the next time to really judge this recipe. Read More