This grilled Romaine wedge salad is a fun and light summer dinner and tastes great with the low carb blue cheese dressing! Only 1.2g net carbs for 2 tablespoons of this yummy dressing.
Growing up my dad loved going out to restaurants and he often ordered a wedge salad. He instilled in me a love of wedge salads and blue cheese dressing. Lately I’ve been eating a lot of wedge salads with blue cheese dressing. (Every time I order one in front of my siblings they say “Skip Woosnam” – a reference from Modern Family. Oh my wonderful, silly brothers and sisters!) Anyway, I have been wanting to try lettuce on the grill so I thought I’d make this grilled romaine wedge salad. Now I get my wedge salad fix and try grilled lettuce! Also it’s a fairly low carb dinner for me.
A classic wedge salad usually comprises of iceberg lettuce cut into wedges. I used Romaine because I thought it would taste better on the grill and it’s what we usually eat. Grilling the Romaine was quite easy. Just rub with oil or spray with cooking spray and place cut side down for a few minutes. You want to watch it so it doesn’t burn but gets that smokey flavor and starts to wilt a bit.
Then comes the dressing which is easy to make. Just stir the ingredients together and spoon over your grilled lettuce. I topped mine with fresh tomatoes, bacon crumbles and green onions and intended to put crumbled hard boiled egg on top but forget. I don’t think the egg is part of the classic wedge but one of my favorite restaurants used to put that on top. Give it a try if you like hard boiled eggs.
grilled romaine wedge salad
This was a simple but tasty recipe. I’ve just included the salad dressing recipe and not the salad itself since I thought it was self explanatory. The dressing is just wonderful. I went through it a couple days I’m embarrassed to say because it was so good. Enjoy! And the nutritional information for 2 tablespoons of the dressing is:
98 calories / 9.6g fat / 1.2g carbs / 1.5g protein = 1.2g net carbs
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ⅓ cup blue cheese, crumbled
- Add everything except the blue cheese to a bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Then fold in the blue cheese.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
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