Grilled Romaine with Crispy Prosciutto packs a lot of flavour for 4 ingredients!
Grilling Romaine lettuce may seem kind of strange but give it a try! The lettuce takes on a smokey, charred note that is very interesting. The heat also seems to make it juicier too. Not sure why that would be but it seems that way.
I threw on a couple of handfuls of grape tomatoes, the prosciutto crisps and used store bought dressing. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!
I like prosciutto better than bacon bits. When crisped up in the microwave they are saltier and more flavourful and not as chunky.
The tomatoes warm through at the same time as the lettuce is charring.
I like it with PC Blue Menu’s Blue Cheese dressing which I had bought to go with this delicious Beach Bread.
You could use any dressing of your choice. A Caesar dressing would be good but any kind you like will work. There isn’t really anything to clash with here!
This is a great side to make when you are firing up the grill for other parts of you meal. You can grill the salad while you meat is resting!
I halve the head to grill it so it holds together. When it is done I put it on a serving platter and divide the halves again lengthwise before transferring to the dinner plate. Each serving is a quarter head of lettuce.