Grilled lettuce in a salad recipe? It may sound a bit weird, but it is yummy. This delicious salad recipe is a perfect side dish for any heavy meat recipe. A charred romaine salad with a light and refreshing flavor that cleanses the palate.
Making the vinaigrette for this salad is super easy. The formula is always 3 parts high-quality oil and 1 part acid. Oils such as extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, and pumpkin seed oil are perfect. Just be creative! For the acids, you may use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits.
Adding salt and pepper to the vinaigrette is very important. Don’t worry if the vinaigrette is too salty. The saltiness will help to balance the flavor of your fresh herbs and fresh lettuce.
You need to transfer the vinaigrette into a bottle with a cap so you can mix it well. Oil and acid/water don’t want to mix, so you need to emulsify them with a good shake. If you are making a large batch of salad dressing for a feast, you may use a blender instead.
You can pair this romaine salad recipe idea with light flavors of white wines.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Blanc