For my fourth day of this grilling week I am sharing Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and I am going to put my little sister on blast because I’m pretty sure she never reads these anyway.
When my little sister was young, roughly 9 or 10 years old she was a picky eater who would eat odd things in her pickiness. At restaurants she would usually only order one of two things: a wedge salad or a grilled Caesar salad.
I am 7 years older than her and my 16 year old self could never wrap my head around why this kid who wouldn’t eat pizza would chow down on a grilled Caesar salad. Well MJ I am here to eat my words because grilled Caesar salad is heavenly especially with homemade Caesar dressing and croutons.
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Let’s talk about romaine lettuce for a minute, because romaine hearts are a key ingredient to grilled Caesar salad with homemade Caesar dressing. Romaine lettuce seems to take a back burner to mixed greens or kale these days, but I think we need to have a romaine renaissance.
I fell back in love with romaine when I first did Whole30 in January 2019. You eat a LOT of salads on the Whole30 so I was diligent about finding new ways to use my romaine lettuce that wasn’t a sad desk lunch salad – even though my salads are never sad!
Moving on from my love affair with romaine because the homemade Caesar dressing is really the star of this grilled Caesar salad.
Personal preference, but I had to leave the anchovies out of my dressing recipe. I know people will tell me that I can’t taste them and they are just in it to add salty depth of flavor, but I CAN taste them. Even if its just in my mind.
To make my creamy homemade Caesar dressing you will need a few simple ingredients and an immersion blender. I use my immersion blending to make most of my sauces, dressings and mayos and no other kitchen tool compares.
Okay so fire up the grill and get ready to make this insanely easy grilled Caesar Salad. grab a few hearts of romaine and slice them in half. If the outer leaves seem wilted of are falling off, you should remove them before you begin to grill
Brush the romaine heart halves with oil and place on the grill cut side down for just a few minutes to get a nice char. Prepare the dressing and croutons and then assemble your grilled Caesar salads.
Drizzle the grilled romaine with Caesar dressing, top with a generous serving of parmesan cheese and croutons and enjoy! The full recipe is down below and if your try it out feel free to share with me on Instagram.