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  • Writer's pictureMeagan Currell

grilled romaine salad with a creamy ranch dressing

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

Have you ever grilled your lettuce? Me either, but it was DELISH! Especially paired with this greek yogurt based creamy ranch dressing, homemade whole wheat garlic croutons, crispy chickpeas and pickled red onion.

Hope you enjoy xo

ingredients for salad

1 head of romaine, cut in half lengthwise

olive oil spray

1 slice whole wheat bread

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/2 can chickpeas

1 small cucumber

1/4 cup cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan

1/4 red onion

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp cane sugar

ingredients for dressing

5 oz nonfat plain greek yogurt (I used one container of chobani)

1 tbsp green goddess seasoning from Trader Joe's

juice of 1/2 lemon

pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste

recipe (makes 2 servings)

  1. preheat oven to 375F

  2. drain and rinse chickpeas, place onto a sheet pan and spray with olive oil to coat

  3. add a pinch of sea salt and place in the oven to cook for 20 mins until crispy

  4. prepare veggies by first chopping cherry tomatoes in half, dicing cucumber into small pieces, and thinly slicing red onion (option to use mandoline for this!)

  5. to a medium jar or bowl add white wine vinegar, water, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp cane sugar, and red onions (make sure red onions are fully submerged!)

  6. spray olive oil onto a grill pan over high heat

  7. once hot, place each half of romaine face down for 15-20 seconds, just long enough to form grill marks, remove romaine and set aside

  8. turn heat to medium high and add tomatoes, let cook for 10 mins

  9. remove chickpeas from the oven set aside, turn oven to low broil

  10. cut the whole wheat bread into 1" thick slices, add to a sheet pan with a spray of olive oil and garlic salt, and place into oven on low broil for 6-8 mins (recommend flipping halfway through to evenly crisp up!)

  11. make the dressing by adding the green goddess seasoning and lemon juice to the green yogurt

  12. stir well to make dressing one creamy consistency, add salt and pepper to taste

  13. plate your romaine with flat grill side up and drizzle the dressing generously over romaine

  14. top with roasted chickpeas, sautéed tomatoes, cucumber, and whole wheat croutons

  15. add fresh grated parmesan and pickled red onions, and enjoy!

prep time: 30 mins

nutrition per serving: 360 calories, 25g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 7g fat, 16g fiber, 1007 mg sodium.


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