Grilled Romaine Salad with Bacon & Bleu Cheese

Sometimes eating a salad just sounds so boring.  Boring salads suck.  They do nothing to stimulate the taste buds and it feels like you’re just wasting your time crunching away on something that brings no joy.  With each bite you think “ugh, when is this going to be over?? I’d rather eat ice cream…”Romaine4

It’s my personal mission to never eat boring salads.  A pile of greens without ingenuity or creativity (in my humble opinion) is just a waste of time and calories.

That being said, loading a salad up with too many other delicious accouterments doesn’t do one any good either.  It’s best to try to balance good food with also being healthy.  Remember, everything in moderation.  Yes – I know I coupled this salad with three seemingly “unhealthy” flavors.  Bacon.  Bleu cheese.  Ranch dressing.  However, you can see from the pictures, the idea is to not smother the heart in these toppings; just a light addition of them to add overall flavor.

This salad is meant as a side dish and is not considered a main course salad.  Couple this with a protein like steak, lamb, chicken, fish or shrimp and you have a nice low carb/high protein dinner or lunch.

3 Romaine Hearts (halved)
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
½ lb bacon
Bleu cheese crumbles

Homemade Ranch:
1 C Sour cream
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dill
½ tsp parsley
Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Directions:  Cut the romaine hearts lengthwise in half.  Drizzle with olive oil and then salt and pepper.  Place face down on a grill until hearts become very slightly wilted and charred.  Mix ingredients together for the homemade Ranch dressing.  Fry up bacon bits in a pan.  Top charred romaine hearts with Ranch, bacon bits and bleu cheese crumbles.

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Have fun grilling your salad!!



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