Grilled Romaine BLT Salad Recipe

Jun 19, 2012 3:16 pm

All the BLT goodness with none of the bread

Photo: Frances Janisch
Photo: Frances Janisch
Try a BLT salad instead of a sandwich. It's still grilled, just like you like it.

A BLT sandwich is a childhood favorite of both of us. This grilled romaine salad gives you all of the flavor without carb-heavy bread.

Servings: 8


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
1 tablepoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon
1/2 pound thick-cut maple-smoked bacon
4 small heads romaine lettuce
4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  1. Whisk together the ¾ cup oil, the cheese, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a glass bowl.
  2. Place the bacon in a cold cast-iron skillet and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook the bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium. Remove the outer leaves from the romaine and discard. Halve the heads lengthwise. Brush with some extra virgin olive oil and grill for 2 minutes per side, until the romaine is wilted and has grill marks.
  4. To serve, place one romaine half on each plate. Drizzle with a small amount of the salad dressing. Arrange 3 tomato slices over the lettuce. Crumble the bacon over each and dress with the remaining dressing. Serve while the lettuce is warm.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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