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Grilled Romaine (chicken caesar) Salad! 
Jun. 14, 2010 9:05 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010 9:59 pm
I have seen grilled Romaine in magazines and on Food Network, and finally tried doing it myself tonight.  I bought a new cookbook "Cooking Light, Fresh Food fast Weeknight Meals", and it had the recipe, along with a homemade dressing. 

Some tips: You can chop the grilled bread up and use for croutons, or serve it along side the salad. Also, I couldn't find fat free buttermilk, so I used low fat.  I did not use cooking spray, but a small amount of drizzled olive oil instead.  I served it with Rotini pasta with my husbands homemade, canned, marinara sauce.  Enjoy!

This was delicious!  The Salad had a smokey flavor, but still had a crunch to it.  I loved the dressing as well, (it's worth the effort!) this is definitely a keeper.  Here's the recipe and a picture of my dinner!

Grilled Romaine Chicken Caesar Salad

2 skinless boneless chicken breast, pounded out thin
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
fresh ground salt
fresh ground pepper
2 romaine hearts, cut in half lengthwise (leave bottom stem on to keep leaves intact.)
olive oil flavored cooking spray (or drizzled olive oil)
4 slices french baguette (cut 1 inch thick)
Caesar Dressing
Parmesan cheese, grated

1. Prepare grill
2. Pound chicken out very thin,  drizzle with small amount of olive oil, Fresh ground pepper and salt (or you can use seasoning salt for extra flavor).  Spray bread on both sides with olive oil spray, salt and pepper one side.  Drizzle olive oil over Romaine.
3. Place chicken, Romaine and bread on grill.  Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on each side until done, romaine for approx 5 minutes, and bread until toasted lightly on each side.
4. Cut chicken into thin strips, lay over romaine half, drizzle with Caesar Dressing, garnish with ground cracked black pepper, and parmesan cheese.  Serve with toasted bread slice.

Caesar Dressing

1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
1/4 cup shredded fresh parmigiano-reggiano cheese (I just used parmesan)
2 tablespoons light mayo
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, pressed (I used jarred minced garlic)

1. Combine all ingredients, stirring with a whisk (or fork) until smooth. Yield: 3/4 cup (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
The gorgeous result, and a great summer dinner!

I served it with rotini pasta with marinara, my son took a pic of his bowl of pasta, which he added some of the grilled chicken to.
Grilled Romaine Salad
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Jun. 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Looks delicious!
Jun. 14, 2010 9:36 pm
great summer looking dish!
Jun. 15, 2010 7:18 am
I've seen grilled Caesar too, but never tried it. You've inspired me...maybe this weekend! Thanks for sharing!
Jun. 15, 2010 8:26 am
Thanks everyone! Lynna, you'll have to let me know how it turns out!
Jun. 15, 2010 9:34 am
That looks absolutely delicious!
Jun. 15, 2010 11:04 am
Wow, this really looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Jun. 15, 2010 4:58 pm
I tried this,too, Marcil. I was skeptical but when I tasted it I was amazed! Glad you posted this.
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