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 Grilled Romaine Salad~The Easiest & Most Affordable Side Dish Ever!

This Recipe for Grilled Balsamic Romaine Salad is my “go to” when I need a side dish.  Grilled Balsamic Romaine Salad is super inexpensive and really easy.  10 bucks & 10 Minutes and you can feed about 10 people.  You can’t beat that.  I serve it with just about everything from burgers to steaks.  I hope you enjoy!Grilled Balsamic Romaine Salad


Grilled Romaine Salad

Quick and Simply Grilled Salad! 

Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce Not just the hearts the whole head
  • 1 cup Italian or Balsamic Dressing of your choice
  • 1/2 onion Sliced (optional) Yellow or Red is fine


  1. Slice the Heads of Lettuce down the middle in half,   As well as the onion.  Place on Medium Heat Grill.  Grill for 5 minutes or until Grill marks.  Do not over grill, the salad will be wilted. 

  2. When you get the grill marks you desire, remove from heat and chop immediately.  I slice the onion very thin,  I don't like it to overpower the salad. 

  3. After chopping toss with dressing of your choice.  I use Olive Garden Dressing I like the sweetness of it against the char of the grill.  I have used Balsamic before that also works.  

  4. Serve warm and Enjoy! 

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100 Meatless Recipes for Lent!

We are into the second week of Lent with six more to go, and I am already racking my brain for “meatless” meals for my family.   So I have scoured the web and have complied over 100 Meatless Family Friendly Ideas from some of my favorite blogs for you.

My oven has been a nightmare to deal with lately,  It has decided to cook everything at a cool 500 degrees.  So I have been having to rely on my grill and crock pot until I find another one.  The kiddos had requested wings.  Problem- no oven so I had to improvise.  It turned out ok well better than ok,  They loved them so I thought I would share! 

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