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.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 servings


  • 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


  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.

    Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing


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 Facts (per serving)

69 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 5179IU 104%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 96mcg 24%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 305mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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