Grilled Lettuce Tomatoes & Basil

Grilled Lettuce Tomatoes & Basil

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE GRILLED ROMAINE:

  • 2 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise (you can substitute and sturdy lettuce)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Salt and Pepper, about ½ teaspoon each per half
  • 2 lemons, halved

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, Roma tomatoes work well too, but use 4-5 if using Roma, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons basil, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon aged balsamic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of fresh ground pepper less than ¼ teaspoon

INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE GRILLED ROMAINE:

  • Rinse and dry the romaine (it is important for the lettuce to be fully dry before you grill otherwise it may steam).
  • Brush both sides of romaine with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Set grill to direct heat.
  • Grill the romaine hearts on each side until lightly browned on both sides (about 2 minutes each side).
  • While the romaine is grilling place the lemon halves on the grill about 4 minutes (until you see grill marks).
  • Remove from heat, and top with the tomato basil mixture and a squeeze of fresh grilled lemon and a drizzle of aged balsamic.

FOR THE TOMATO BASIL SALAD:

  • Place together tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper, into a bowl and toss together.

Source:  https://www.vindulge.com/grilled-romaine-lettuce-tomatoes-basil/