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Easy Grilled Italian Romaine Salad

June 26, 2011

Perfect for a busy weeknight or Sunday afternoon, this Easy Grilled Romaine Salad is so flavorful. Use a store-bought balsamic vinaigrette to marinate the vegetables, and then grill them to bring out their flavor even more. Gorgonzola tastes great sprinkled on top, but you may substitute feta, Parmesan or goat cheese if you wish. Feel free to add grilled chicken, steak or shrimp for a main-dish salad. Serve with some crusty bread and olive oil, and dinner is ready.

Easy Grilled Italian Romaine Salad

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup balsamic vinaigrette, divided
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/3 cup pitted black olives
1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola (1½ ounce)
1. In a large dish combine tomatoes, onion and artichokes; drizzle with 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette. Let stand at least 15 minutes.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F). Remove vegetables from marinade; discard marinade. Place vegetables in a grill basket or on a sheet of heavy-duty foil. Place basket or foil on grill. Grill, covered, 5 to 7 minutes per side or until lightly charred, turning occasionally.

3. In a large salad bowl or serving platter combine lettuce and olives. Top with grilled vegetables. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola, drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup vinaigrette, and serve.


13 Responses to “Easy Grilled Italian Romaine Salad”
June, 26 2011at 05:19 pm
You truly had me at the word easy but when I read the post and saw the photo I was head over heels! Perfect salad!
June, 26 2011at 09:14 pm
Salads are our favorite summertime dinner- the grilled vegetables in this one make it into something special! Throw a few grilled shrimp on this baby and I'll call it perfect!
June, 27 2011at 08:07 am
Perfect salad for lunch I just skipped and now feeling so hungry!
Shilpa says:
June, 27 2011at 08:31 am
Love having a grilled vegetable salad...grilling them brings out there sweetness...I love the way you have added artichokes to the salad... -Shilpa
June, 27 2011at 12:22 pm
Marinating vegetables before grilling sounds fantastic. I can just have this for my lunch now.
Aggie says:
June, 27 2011at 06:21 pm
I just bought a grill basket today! this is so my kind of salad!! can't wait to see you next week!
Maria says:
June, 27 2011at 08:32 pm
Great summer salad!
Marla says:
June, 27 2011at 10:22 pm
Hi! Love this kind of salad & I throw the romaine on the grill too. Can't wait to see you soon :)
June, 28 2011at 05:41 am
Some of my favorite ingredients! I love the great flavor that grilling imparts on vegetables.
June, 28 2011at 07:55 am
Hi Alison, never griled a romaine or any lettuce for that matter. What agreat idea!!
June, 28 2011at 07:57 am
grilled:) should have my coffee before commenting lol
Jeanette says:
June, 29 2011at 10:01 am
Alison, what a lovely summer salad - like how you marinade the veggies first.
July, 06 2014at 02:14 am
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