Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad takes 5 minutes to make, and this easy recipe can easily be turned into a meal by adding grilled chicken or steak.

As my 7 year old watch me put lettuce on the grill, his response was hilarious…

“MOM, have you lost your mind…you just put LETTUCE on the grill!?!?”

It does sound a little odd, but trust me it’s delicious!

The edges get slightly charred giving this salad a subtle, smokey flavor.

How to Make Grilled Caesar Salad

First, cut romaine lettuce in half lengthwise, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Then, place onto the grill over high heat for exactly 1 minute, no more and no less.

Oh, and leave the lid open because if you close it the lettuce wilts and it’s no good.

I learned the this the hard way the first time I made this a few years ago.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Now of course at this point my son said “See, you burned it all up!”

No, this is called charred, not burnt, and it’s exactly what you want.

Grilled Caesar Salad

I used a store bought light Caesar dressing, you could use your favorite store bought Caesar or if you’re feeling extra adventurous you could make your own.

I love shaved parmesan on my Grilled Caesar Salad and lots of crunchy croutons!

The first time I made this for my husband he looked clueless as how to eat it.

Just cut the stem off, use a knife and fork to cut it up, and have at it.

Grilled Caesar Salad


Grilled Caesar Salad

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Grilled Caesar Salad
5 from 4 votes

Grilled Caesar Salad

You make think this sounds crazy, but just a short time on the grill and this Caesar salad is amazing!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best, Caesar, Easy, Grilled, Grilling Recipes, Recipe, Salad, side dish, Summer Recipes, TikTok, Vegetables Side
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 heads/ hearts romaine lettuce
  • olive oil, kosher salt, pepper
  • Caesar or Light Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, croutons


  1. Cut each head of lettuce in half lengthwise. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.

  2. Grill for 1 minute over high heat, do not close grill.

  3. Drizzle with Caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese.

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