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I’m going to answer your questions right away: YES – hot lettuce is good. YES – you can make grilled romaine lettuce on your BBQ. This Parmesan garlic grilled romaine recipe was the perfect side dish to go along with our rib eye steak the other weekend.

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine

Who knew this boring leafy green could be SO magnificent?! Different variations of romaine lettuce salads have been around since early Egyptian times but the art of grilling it came along a lot later!

As soon as you try this grilled romaine you’re going to wonder where it’s been all your life. Trust me! If you’ve never grilled romaine before there’s nothing to worry about, it’s novice-friendly and so worth it. Grilling the romaine adds an extra smoky flavor that just really seals the deal on your salad, and the super tender lettuce is a plus too.  Add your Parmesan garlic toppings and WOW, you’re in for a treat!

How To Make Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine

  1. Start by washing and drying your Romaine lettuce. Make sure to dry it off properly and keep the hearts whole. To drain properly you’ll need to place them upside down in a colander so that all of the water runs out.
  2. Combine the olive oil and garlic puree and brush the mix over the lettuce so that it’s completely covered (but don’t go for overkill either!).
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high and brush it lightly with some oil.
  4. Place the oil on the hot grill.
  5. Each side will need to grill for about 5 minutes until the grill marks are visible and it’s wilted. When you first flip the lettuce you can add the lemons on the grill too. Grill these until they’ve browned up nicely with grill marks too.
  6. Take your Romaine off the grill, plate it and add some lemon slices on top.
  7. A quick sprinkle of the Parmesan cheese and salt and you’re nearly there!
  8. Squeeze the lemons over the lettuce to serve, slice, and chow down!

Tips And Tricks For Making Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine

  • For extra convenience buy package of romaine hearts instead of a head.
  • Want to add some extra protein? This salad is wonderful with some grilled steak or salmon!
  • This dish won’t keep well so make sure you serve immediately. If you leave it too long the lettuce will start to wilt and the flavor will go off.

More Delicious Salad Recipes

Try some of these awesome salad recipes! They are all tried, tested and true!

Light and Delicious Ground Beef Taco Salad

Classic Cobb Salad Recipe

Asian Sesame Grilled Steak Salad

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Happy Cooking! Let me know what you think in the comments below!




This Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine is the perfect vegetable side dish to go along with grilled steaks, chicken and more. It's a delicious way to eat your salad greens!


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Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine

This Parmesan Garlic Grilled Romaine is the perfect vegetable side dish to go along with grilled steaks, chicken and more. It's a delicious way to eat your salad greens!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Side Dish
Karlynn Johnston


  • 3 medium romaine lettuce hearts NOT the full lettuce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 lemon sliced into wheels
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan flakes
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Wash and dry the Romaine lettuce, keeping the hearts whole and together. To drain, set them upside down in a colander to get all of the water to run out from between the leaves.

  2. Mix together the olive oil and garlic puree. Brush all over the lettuce, coating all over.

  3. Preheat your grill to a medium high heat. Brush the grill lightly with oil.

  4. Once the grill is heated, place the lettuce on the grill.

  5. Grill for around 5 minutes per side, until there are grill marks on the lettuce and it has wilted. When you flip the lettuce for the first time, add the lemons onto the grill. Grill the lemons until they are nicely browned with grill marks as well.

  6. Remove and plate the lettuce. Add the lemon slices on top.

  7. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and salt.

  8. To serve, squeeze the lemons on top of the lettuce. Slice and eat!

Recipe Notes

  • We liked the Romaine REALLY well browned.
  • This feeds around 6 people, halving the lettuce but Mr Magpie loved it so much he would eat an entire one himself.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1255IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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