Grilled Caesar Salad

Cooking Times

Ready in: 22 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Serves: 2 - 4


  • 2 hearts, outer leaves discarded, sliced in half lengthwise Cal-Organic Green Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for finishing


  1. Preheat grill medium to low.
  2. Place mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the bowl of a food processor. Process until well incorporated and smooth.
  3. With the food processor on, slowly pour in the olive oil. Continue to process until thick and creamy.
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse just a few times to combine. Set aside.
  5. Lightly brush the cut sides of the romaine with olive oil. Place on the grill, cut side down. Cook for two minutes; remove from heat to a large serving plate.
  6. Brush the grilled romaine with the Caesar dressing to preference and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan over the tops. Serve with grilled slices of baguette on the side.

Recipe and image from our e-book Summer Salads & Backyard BBQ

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