Or... How to Rescue Your Wilting Lettuce
I like to buy heads of beautiful bright green, crisp romaine lettuce. Within a week, they are still in the vegetable crisper, not so crisp, slightly wilting, losing their yummy crunch. This salad solves the problem of what to do with lifeless romaine that has seen better days. (It works really well with fresh lettuce.)
1 package of 3 heads of romaine lettuce
1/3 - ½ cup shredded parmesan (you can add more or less depending on your preference)
Fresh ground black pepper
Spilt each romaine head in half lengthwise. Place on a preheated medium grill (you don't even have to oil the grill. The grill doesn't need to be super hot). Grill each side of lettuce for 3-5 minutes, until you see grill marks, but the leaves are not all black and crispy.
Juice of one lemon
2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil
One garlic clove, finely chopped.
Chop lettuce into bite size pieces and place in a salad bowl. While the lettuce is still warm, add the dressing and parmesan. Toss salad and add black pepper to taste.
And now I don't feel guilty about wasting a head of lettuce. We hope you enjoy!