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Grilled Romaine with Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing takes your salad to a new level of summer flavor! Romaine lettuce leaves are lightly grilled and then tossed in a homemade creamy salad dressing flavored with caramelized garlic and fresh summer herbs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: grilled romaine
Servings: 4
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing:

Grilled Romaine:

  • 1 lb. head of romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled in stripes, sliced, cut in half rounds, 1 cup
  • 6 radishes, trimmed, cut in wedges, 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing:

  • In small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat cook garlic, with skins on, until skins are lightly browned, turning occasionally, 7-10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Remove skins and discard.
  • In blender puree roasted garlic cloves, sour cream, fresh herbs, vinegar, milk, kosher salt and cracked black pepper until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grilled Romaine:

  • Preheat grill for direct-heat grilling.
  • Brush romaine with oil. Grill until slightly charred, turning once, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove lettuce from grill; chop.
  • In serving bowl combine lettuce, cucumber, radishes and red onion.
  • Toss with Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing.


Makes 6 cups.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10399IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg