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Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Romaine lettuce takes on a nice charred, smoky flavor with a quick trip to the grill in this healthy wedge salad recipe. Avocado makes the dressing extra-creamy without any cream. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish.


  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 5 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 romaine hearts (3-4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Puree avocado, buttermilk, lime juice, oil, cumin and salt in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Oil the grill rack. Cut romaine hearts in half lengthwise, leaving root ends intact. Grill the romaine, cut-side down, until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve topped with the dressing, tomatoes and pepper.


  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 6 servings
ACTIVE TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes


Per serving 69 Calories
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Mono Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 225 mg
Fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g
Potassium 305 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Calcium 40 mg
Chromium 1 mcg
Folate 96 mcg
Omega-6 1 g
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin B3 1 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 0

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