By Special Contributor Stefanie Bundalo | Sarcastic Cooking
I love, love, love a man that can cook. But, in reality, I love, love, love, and am married to a man that cannot. I am not making fun of him; it is just a sad truth. Oh, gosh does he try though. It made me think, maybe some people are just meant to taste test the food and not create it. So when my husband told me that he was going to cook us dinner, I was initially worried, but when he told me that a grilled romaine salad was on the menu, I swooned.
Even though summer may be on the outs, I still have something for those of you non-cooks out there to gain from this summer bounty inspired by the meal my husband cooked for me. There is hope for you, and it lies in this salad, because I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t be impressed with the sound of a grilled lemon and romaine salad.
Honestly, this might even be one of those times where you don’t even need a recipe, but just in case…
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
- 2 Heads of Romaine Lettuce, cleaned and halved
- 2 Lemons, halved
- Optional: A light dressing, like e a Light Caesar or a Blue Cheese
- Turn your gas grill on and set the heat at medium. ( If you are cooking on charcoal, wait until the coals are white and place the lemons and lettuce on indirect heat.)
- Place the lemons and romaine cut side down on the grill.
- Grill for about three to five minutes, until good charred grill marks appear of the lemons and lettuce. Lettuce will char quickly, so keep an active eye.
The lettuce is amazing with just the juice of the lemon and a bit of salt and pepper, but if you feel like adding a bit of extra flavor, I highly suggest a creamy dressing instead of a vinaigrette. It adds more depth of flavor as opposed to more acidity.