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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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • 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.

Tips

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; carbohydrates 5.3g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 2.1g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 0.5mg; vitamin a iu 5178.9IU; vitamin c 9mg; folate 95.6mcg; calcium 39.9mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 17.3mg; potassium 305.4mg; sodium 225.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (3)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2019
I love grilling Romaine....this dressing was refreshing & had great flavor....easy side dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2018
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
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
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
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