Thursday, July 1, 2010

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

I love grilled romaine, but never made it before. I saw this recipe and it looked perfect! I love blue cheese and bacon. I made this for my Dad because he had just ate a grilled romaine caesar salad and raved about it. This salad turned our great! It is super easy, and can be prepared quickly after you meat comes off the grill. Enjoy!

Ingredients
(Recipe by Guy Fieri)

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 heads romaine lettuce, cut in 1/2 lengthwise
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
Preheat the grill to high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a saute pan over high heat. Add the onions and bacon and cook until the bacon is crispy. To the same pan add the balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
Brush the romaine lettuce with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, place on the grill cut side down, and quickly sear. Serve the lettuce, cut side up, and drizzle the balsamic dressing over the lettuce. Sprinkle with blue cheese and garnish with cracked black pepper.

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