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Grilled Romaine Salad topped with grilled peppers, onions, tomatoes and basil.
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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Romaine Salad (Summer Grilling Series)

This Grilled Romaine Salad takes lettuce to the next level! I topped these with grilled veggies and Italian inspired salad ingredients for a show stopping BBQ side dish. We’ve been loving these with a grilled chicken sausage on the side for a quick and delicious summery meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 108kcal


  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 4 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • Heat grill to medium high or high heat.
  • Cut romaine lettuce lengthwise, leaving the cores attached to hold the lettuce together.
  • Use a brush to lightly coat the cut side of the lettuce, and then salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the onion into large chunks. I left the onion attached to the core so I could grill it in chunks, but it would be easier if put on a BBQ skewer.
  • Brush the onion and mini peppers with olive oil, and lightly salt and pepper.
  • Add the peppers and onions to the grill, and grill for about 5 minutes. Turn over, and place to the sides of the BBQ.
  • Place the romaine cut-side down on the grill, and grill for about 3 minutes, until lightly charred.
  • Remove romaine from grill, and then remove the onions and peppers once they're cooked to taste.
  • Drizzle the romaine with lemon juice, and top with sliced cherry tomatoes, olives, basil, the grilled peppers and onions, and parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with a good knife for cutting.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 60.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.9mg