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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Puree avocado, buttermilk, lime juice, oil, cumin and salt in a food processor or blender until smooth.

  • 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 Facts

69 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 5.3g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 2.1g; fat 5.2g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.5mg; vitamin a iu 5178.9IU 104% DV; vitamin c 9mg 15% DV; folate 95.6mcg 24% DV; calcium 39.9mg 4% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 17.3mg 6% DV; potassium 305.4mg 9% DV; sodium 225.4mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I love grilling Romaine....this dressing was refreshing & had great flavor....easy side dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I used Greek yogurt watered down with a little 2% milk as a substitute for buttermilk. Dressing was delicious!! This recipe is a great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this salad! It's such a creative wedge salad and is perfect for a barbecue/entertaining. Love that avocado is blended into the creamy dressing. Seriously so good! Read More