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Grilled Romaine with Caesar Dressing

Points® value
Total Time
16 min
15 min
1 min
Grilled romaine lettuce tastes similar to cooked escarole and is tender on the inside yet crispy on the outside. Its mild, mellow flavour is a great foil for our homemade tangy dressing. Fresh lemon juice adds an extra brightness and zest to this dish. A typical addition to a Caesar dressing is anchovies. Here, Worcestershire sauce, which has anchovies as an ingredient, supplies a subtle hint of that flavor. If you’re an anchovy lover, stir a chopped fillet into the dressing.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Olive oil

2 tbsp(s), extra virgin

Fresh lemon juice

1½ tbsp(s)

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

1½ tbsp(s)

Worcestershire sauce

1½ tsp(s)

Minced garlic

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

tsp(s), plus more for garnish (optional)

Romaine lettuce

1½ pound(s), (3 heads), halved lengthwise with root ends intact

Grated Parmesan cheese

3 tbsp(s)


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in charcoal grill.
  2. In small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, garlic, and black pepper until blended for dressing.
  3. Coat lettuce with nonstick spray. Grill lettuce, turning once, until leaves are lightly charred, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Transfer lettuce to platter. Drizzle lettuce with dressing and sprinkle with cheese and more black pepper (if using).
  4. Serving size: 1⁄2 romaine head, 1 tbsp dressing, and 2 tsp cheese