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Caesar Romaine Wedge Salad

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On July 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Garden,Grow. Eat. Save.,Lunch,Recipes,Side Dish | 8 Comments

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 [3], Asian Spinach Salad with Mandarins [4], plus I’ve been making lots of the salad dressings that are in my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook [5]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!

Caesar Romaine Wedge Salad

Yield – 2 servings

Preparation Time – 2 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes


  • 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


  • 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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[3] Strawberry Spinach Salad: http://scjohnson.com/en/family/family-economics/food-for-thought/11-06-28/Strawberry-Spinach-Salad-with-Poppy-Seed-Dressing.aspx

[4] Asian Spinach Salad with Mandarins: http://scjohnson.com/en/family/family-economics/food-for-thought/11-05-13/Spinach-Salad-with-Mandarins-and-Soy-Sesame-Vinaigrette.aspx

[5] Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook : http://www.5dollardinners.com/breakfast-lunch-cookbook

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