Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 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

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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Puree avocado, buttermilk, lime juice, oil, cumin and salt in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). 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.
  • An oiled grill rack keeps your food from sticking. Once your grill is good and hot, dip a folded paper towel in a little oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ romaine heart
  • Per serving: 69 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 96 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,179 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 225 mg sodium; 305 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (104% daily value), Folate (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetable, 1 fat

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