Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad for #heinensgrill

When Heinen's asked me if I wanted to partner up about grilling, I couldn't help but think of lettuce. Before the Chef and I fell in love I never in my entire life on this beautiful planet have thought of grilling lettuce and I am sure most of you haven't as well. 

But then my fabulous husband put it on the menu at our restaurant The Greenhouse Tavern and I was hooked on grilled lettuce. It sounds weird but the grilled romaine Caesar salad is easily one of the best salads I have ever had and I never ever thought I could make it myself. So when Heinen's asked me to be a part of #heinensgrill I accepted and gave myself a challenge, learn how to make The Greenhouse Tavern's grilled romaine Caesar salad.  

And learn I did! 

What You Need for Grilled Lettuce:

1 Head of Romaine Lettuce

1 Lemon

1 Tbsn Olive Oil

S & P 

How to Grill Lettuce:

  1. Rince and pat romaine dry.
  2. Brush surface with olive oil and s & p mixture.
  3. Grill 4 to 5 minutes, turning throughout.
  4. Remove from grill, slather with Caesar dressing and dried onions.

What you need for Cesar dressing:

12 egg yolks 

½ c Dijon

¾ C Tavern Beer Vinegar (found on your Heinen's shelves or on Tavern Vinegar's website!!)

2 C pecorino

2 T ground black pepper

1 C olive oil

1 C blended oil 

1 T fish sauce

How to make:


  1. Seperate egg yolks and egg whites discard egg whites not necessary for this recipe
  2. In the food processor add egg yolks, dijon, and vinegar turn food processor on and allow eggs to whip for 3 minutes or until they double in size
  3. Slowly incorporate EVO and blended oil creating an emulsion 
  4. Once all olive oil is incorporated, add the pecorino cheese, black pepper, and fish sauce blend until smooth. 
  5. Slather over grilled romaine head of lettuce.
  6. Enjoy!



The Greenhouse Tavern Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

For one fabulous Chef's Widow reader Heinens has offered to giveaway a tote full of grilling supplies. All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me your favorite grilling recipe or tweet/instagram/facebook this:

This grilled romaine caesar salad is the must grill of the season! #heinensgrill

 I will choose a winner on Monday September 1st! Get yo #heinensgrill on!