Summertime food immediately makes us think of grilling and light salads. But we quite honestly didn’t think of putting the two together! Try this new spin on grilling veggies — just with lettuce! And enjoy the easy recipe with friends and family at one of your many weekend barbecues.

Grilled Romaine


  • 3 heads of organic Romaine lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds


1. Preheat grill to medium heat.

2. Rub each head of lettuce with oil, then sprinkle with poppy seeds, pepper, and salt.

3. Remove from grill and slice each head in half lengthwise. Top with slivered almonds.

4. Serve warm.

– Amie Valpone of