Grilled romaine lettuce with dressing recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 2 mins to cook
  • 222 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Cooking lettuce may seem unusual but you'll be won over by the transformation of soft leaves with smoky flavour and charred edges. Perfect as a summer salad for two, this easy recipe has a zesty lemon dressing and could be served as part of an al fresco meal, or even cooked on the barbecue instead.

  1. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Brush the cut side of the lettuce with 1 tbsp olive oil and season. Griddle for 2 mins or until dark lines appear. Remove to a serving dish.
  2. Top with the onion, cucumber, pepper and mint leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and zest, vinegar and pine nuts.
  4. Season to taste and pour over the salad.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, halved lengthways
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 small handful mint leaves
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts, roughly chopped
  • Energy 915kj 222kcal 11%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 3g 14%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4.8g Protein 2.4g Fibre 2.2g

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