The Nutrition Rundown: Lettuce is often criticized for having "no nutritional value." Not the case! Romaine lettuce, like many fruits and vegetables, is full of fiber and water, helping to keep you full and hydrate you. One romaine heart also contains ~1/4 of your daily folate needs, particularly important for a healthy pregnancy and/or a healthy heart.
Grilled Caesar Salad
Juice of 1 lemon
3 Tbs olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper
2 Romaine hearts, sliced in half lengthwise (keep the bottom end on)
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup Tbs freshly grated Parmesan
- Heat grill to medium-high heat.
- In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, 2 Tbs olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush onto inside portion of romaine hearts.
- Place romaine hearts, inside down, on grill. Allow to cook ~3 minutes, until scored. While cooking, whisk together dressing with balsamic, mustard, and remaining olive oil.
- Serve salad drizzled with dressing and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.