Romaine Lettuce Salad Recipes

Crunchy romaine lettuce makes the best salad. Try recipes for grilled romaine salad, BLT salad, Greek salad and more, rated and reviewed.

Staff Picks

Roasted Artichoke Greek Salad

Rating: 4 stars 2
A roasted artichoke Greek salad.

The Brutus Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
Watch your back, Caesar! This salad could be the next national favorite and was inspired by a salad I had at a seafood restaurant in Healdsburg, CA. With apple slices, romaine lettuce, Cheddar cheese, fresh herbs, toasted pecans, and Dijon vinaigrette, it's amazing.

Roasted Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive

Rating: 5 stars 3
A Sicilian grandmother taught me to make roasted lettuces this way. I like it for a change from serving cold salad. It is healthy and delicious! Most people like it served with crunchy bread. This also works very well with omelets in the morning or for brunch. Leftovers can be easily re-heated in the microwave.

Classic Restaurant Caesar Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
I used to work at a very fancy restaurant while I was in college. The best part of the job was making table side salads, entrees, and dessert. This was the best Caesar salad I have ever had! If having trouble getting the anchovy to mash, add a couple of croutons. They provide sort of an anti-skid surface, and the hard edges of the croutons cut into the anchovy.

Poppy Seed Salad

Rating: 5 stars 9
Mandarin oranges add the color and the dressing adds the zing to this mixture of greens. You can use spinach or iceberg lettuce in place of romaine, or use a combination of any of them.

Crunchy Romaine Salad

Rating: 5 stars 38
A wonderful combination of flavors in this very easy to prepare salad. A ton of crunch comes from ramen noodles, pecans, and romaine lettuce.

Jennifer's Fennel and Grapefruit Summer Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Fresh and citrusy salad of fennel, red onions, hearts of palm, grapefruit, and gorgonzola tossed in a grapefruit vinaigrette - perfect and refreshing for the warm weather!

Maroulosalata (Greek Romaine Salad)

Rating: 5 stars 5
In Greece, maroulosalata is one of the most common salads. The simple ingredient list shouldn't fool you--it's such a light, crunchy, refreshing salad that is full of flavor. I particularly love it alongside roast or grilled meats. The key to authenticity is to almost shred the romaine lettuce (marouli), rather than tear it into large pieces as we normally do in the States.

Strawberry and Feta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 450
This unusual combination of strawberries, feta cheese, toasted almonds and romaine lettuce in a sweet and tangy dressing is sure to please your guests. A guaranteed pleaser for any potluck or BBQ meal!!!

Greek Salad I

Rating: 4.5 stars 269
This is an incredibly good Greek salad recipe, nice and tangy and even better in the summer when you use fresh vegetables!
By Meesh


Rating: 4 stars 17
This is a light, refreshing Middle Eastern salad dressing that has been served at family functions since I was a baby.
By Leslie

Romaine with Garlic Lemon Anchovy Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
Flavorful green salad. Can be prepared in 10 minutes or less.
By Hong Quan

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Hearts of Romaine
Rating: Unrated 46
This is truly and ridiculously easy. The trick is to get the grill grates very hot.
Knife and Fork Grilled Caesar Salad
Rating: Unrated 8
Toss grilled Romaine and homemade grilled croutons with Caesar dressing, and you have yourself a winning salad.