Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing

DSC02018.jpgGrilled Caesar salad with a homemade caesar dressing is just like the grilled caesar that you remember from  a steak house, but comes together in your own backyard. This caesar is made with a few simple ingredients and the creamy homemade dressing is amazing. Add this simple, fresh side dish to your next barbecue or romantic dinner.

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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Grilled Caesar salad with a homemade caesar dressing is just like the grilled caesar that you remember from  a steak house, but comes together in your own backyard. This caesar is made with a few simple ingredients and the creamy homemade dressing is amazing. Add this simple, fresh side dish to your next barbecue or romantic dinner.

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!

I used romaine to make some beef lettuce wraps and my favorite no bread turkey club. Now romaine is a staple item on my grocery list. I have at least a couple hearts in the fridge at all times.

Grilled Caesar salad with a homemade caesar dressing is just like the grilled caesar that you remember from  a steak house, but comes together in your own backyard. This caesar is made with a few simple ingredients and the creamy homemade dressing is amazing. Add this simple, fresh side dish to your next barbecue or romantic dinner.

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.

Grilled Caesar salad with a homemade caesar dressing is just like the grilled caesar that you remember from  a steak house, but comes together in your own backyard. This caesar is made with a few simple ingredients and the creamy homemade dressing is amazing. Add this simple, fresh side dish to your next barbecue or romantic dinner.

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.

Grilled Caesar salad with a homemade caesar dressing is just like the grilled caesar that you remember from  a steak house, but comes together in your own backyard. This caesar is made with a few simple ingredients and the creamy homemade dressing is amazing. Add this simple, fresh side dish to your next barbecue or romantic dinner.

Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Yield: 4 servings
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M

ingredients:

Caesar Salad
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 2 large slices of stale bread
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Caesar Dressing

instructions:

How to cook Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

  1. Prepare the dressing by placing all dressing ingredients except light olive oil in an immersion blender cup or a wide mouth jar
  2. Pour light olive oil in on top of all other ingredients
  3. Place immersion blender in the cup or jar and blend at the bottom and then slowly move up and down to incorporate oil
  4. Moving slowly will emulsify the oil and make a thick fluffy dressing
  5. Slice romaine lettuce hearts in half and cube the stale bread - be sure not to make these cubes too small, you will be grilling them!
  6. Take a food brushand brush avocado oil all over the cut side of the romaine lettuce and on all sides of the cubed bread
  7. Season the croutons on all sides with salt and pepper
  8. Preheat a clean grill to medium-high heat
  9. Place the romaine heart halves on the grill, cut side down and grill for about 4 minutes or until the leaves have a nice char - leave the grill top open
  10. Place the bread cubes on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes  rotating every 2 minutes or so
  11. Assemble the Caesar salad by topping them with a drizzle of the homemade dressing, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and grilled croutons
  12. Best if enjoyed immediately!
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