Grilled Romaine with Feta

Grilled Romaine with Feta

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Next time you're preparing meat or fish on the grill, try this grilled salad recipe. Romaine lettuce is a perfect choice for grilling and it's ready in just a few minutes. Slightly charred and wilted, the taste is enhanced with a simple lemon dressing and a sprinkling of feta cheese.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise
  • Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

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  1. In a screw-top jar combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and set aside. Lightly coat cut sides of hearts of romaine with cooking spray.
  2. For a gas or charcoal grill, place romaine lettuce, cut sides down, on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill, covered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until grill marks develop on the romaine and the romaine is slightly wilted.
  3. Place each romaine half on a serving plate. Shake lemon mixture well to combine and drizzle evenly over grilled romaine. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ romaine heart, 2 tablespoons vinaigrette and 2 tablespoons feta
  • Per serving: 124 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 81 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 102 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 246 mg sodium; 168 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable

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