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Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health Weight Management Recipe


  • 2 heads of fresh, firm romaine lettuce, cut vertically in half (you will have 4 halves)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 medium lemon, cut in half (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Make sure grates of grill are clean. Turn grill to medium high.
  2. Brush lettuce halves with 1 Tbsp. olive oil (to keep lettuce from sticking to grill).
  3. Sprinkle each lettuce half with salt and pepper (or any other seasonings you enjoy).
  4. Grill for 3 minutes, cut side down. Flip and grill for 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from grill.
  6. Optional: Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each half. Top each half with a tablespoon of parmesan.
  7. Chop lettuce and top with your choice of toppings and/or dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 83
Fat: 4 g.
Saturated Fat: 1 mg.
Sodium: 97 mg.
Carbs: 10 g.
Fiber: 7 g.
Protein: 4 g.

Exchanges per serving: 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat

Recipe source: Adapted from Heartbeet Kitchen