Caesar Romaine Wedge Salad – Grow. Eat. $ave.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2011

So I have been racking my brain, trying to figure out what to do with this week’s Grow. Eat. $ave. post about lettuce. I feel like I’ve been eating or talking about salads for weeks. (See Strawberry Spinach Salad, Asian Spinach Salad with Mandarins, plus I’ve been making lots of the salad dressings that are in my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook over the past 2 months!)

But I wanted to do something with either buttercrisp lettuce, or Romaine…as those were the two varieties that I grew this year. Then it dawned on me…rather than an iceberg wedge…why not a Romaine wedge?!?

I’m sure you’ve been doing this for years…but I haven’t. This Romaine wedge concept is new to this girl.

It’s simple, takes 2 minutes to prepare, and it will leave you wanting another!

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Caesar Romaine Wedge Salad

Yield – 2 servings

Preparation Time – 2 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Romaine lettuce head
  • 1/4 cup Caesar salad dressing
  • Couple pinchfuls of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Other topping ideas: grilled and sliced chicken, bacon crumbles, tuna, finely chopped tomatoes

Directions

  • Chop a head of Romaine lettuce (another of the less expensive varieties of lettuce at the grocery store too…I see them for as little as $.99 per head.)
  • Drizzle with Caesar dressing.
  • Sprinkle on some shredded or grated Parm.
  • Crack some peppercorns on top.
  • Devour.

What fun salads have you been enjoying this summer?! Please share your links or ideas below!

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paula July 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

i love this ……this is the kind of salad u get a high end restraunts……grilled version is reallt good to. any ideas for leaf lettuce…..that is what i grew this year……and I have alot……

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Denise July 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I love romaine:) I also love the lettuce variety seed packs, where you get the reds and greens all mixed in together – I grow a whole SFG of lettuce~ yummy. It’s so good chilled…:)

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Greg Haupert July 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

One of my favorite go to summer salads is an Asian citrus salad. You can use lettuce or spinach (or both) as a base. Sometimes I add chow mein noodles for crunch, and/or some leftover cold chicken for protien. Shrimp works well too. The secret is the Del Monte Naturals citrus salad (peeled grapefruit and oranges). This makes it super easy, and one 7 oz. container will work for two salads. No, I’m not hawking Del Monte, but they’re on sale a Kroger for a buck right no so I stocked up. Top it off with some Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame with ginger and soy dressing (love it!). That’s good, light, tasty eats.

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Valerie July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

The best way to use romaine is to grill the halves of it and top with a homemade blue cheese/bacon/balsamic dressing. It’s SO good!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom July 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

That sounds amazing Valerie!

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Karen July 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm
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