grilled greek salad

Grilled Greek Salad

Grilling isn’t just for meat. Make a grilled Greek salad this weekend with this homemade Greek dressing and salad recipe.

SABER® grills cook the perfect steak… And chicken… And bacon… But you can also grill salad.

A grilled salad is a great way to eat healthy or add a healthy side dish to your entree. When you grill lettuce, the grill adds a smoky flavor and a caramelized texture to the outside of the lettuce leaves.

Best Lettuce to Grill

You can’t grill every type of lettuce. Some will wilt on the high heat of a grill, but Romaine and iceburg lettuce are the best types of lettuce to grill.

How to Grill Lettuce

Unlike grilling meat, you don’t have to worry about temperature doneness level. Rub the lettuce with olive oil and a little salt and pepper (and/or other seasonings to your preference) and place the lettuce on the hot grates. Grill for a few minutes to caramelize the lettuce. That’s it!

Lettuce grilled on SABER Infrared Grill

This grilled Greek salad is a great start to grilling your salads. For another great grilled salad, try a grilled Caesar salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 Romaine lettuce hearts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup crumbled or cubed feta cheese
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 whole lemon)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced (1/2 teaspoon minced garlic from the jar)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before using.
  • Rub 2 tablespoons olive oil on Romaine hearts and season with about 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Place Romaine lettuce cut-side down on the grates and grill until slightly charred.
  • Grill onion slices until slightly charged.
  • Serve one half lettuce with a few grilled onion slices, olives and cheese.
  • Drizzle with the dressing.

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