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Grilled Romaine Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

Created by Melissa Cookston of Memphis BBQ Co.
Recipe uses Original Red Sauce
Original Red Sauce
Grilled Romaine Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette
Grilled Romaine Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette


1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ tablespoon chopped basil (optional)
Grilled romaine salad
2 hearts romaine lettuce, intact with stems
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons shaved parmesan
1/4 cup fresh toasted croutons



Pour olive oil and canola oil in a measuring cup and set aside. Add remaining ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together. Slowly drizzle in oil blend while whisking to make an emulsion. Place in a jar and reserve until serving.

Makes 1 1/3 cup dressing

Grilled romaine salad

Wash lettuce hearts, leaving whole, and allow to dry. Brush olive oil on outer leaves.

Place lettuce hearts on a hot grill until they are grill marked, but not wilted, about 1 ½ minutes. Rotate lettuce over and grill other side until you achieve grill marks. Remove from grill and cut off lettuce stems.

Serving Suggestion

Place 2-3 romaine leaves on a salad plate and sprinkle with salt, pepper, parmesan, and croutons as desired. Drizzle with vinaigrette and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

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