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Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad - A Family Feast

Today’s recipe for Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad has helped me cross an item off my culinary bucket list!  I’ve seen grilled salads before – but I’ve never tried making one at home!

So when Pompeian Olive Oil invited us to participate in their celebration for National Grilling Month by trying their Pompeian Grapeseed and OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oils – and they shared some great recipes from “Hungry Girl” Lisa Lillien using their oils – I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to try first!

Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad

This Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad is a delicious example of food that is part of the Mediterranean diet – a highly regarded, heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats.  Pompeian Grapeseed and OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oils (as well as their other delicious oils and vinegars) fit right into a Mediterranean diet, and they are a great option if you are looking to substitute butter and other oils in your cooking and recipes.

Pompeian oils are also perfect for grilling – Pompeian Grapeseed Oil has one of the highest smoking points of all oils, so it’s a perfect all-natural tool for prepping your grill before cooking (just brush some of the oil onto your hot grill to help prevent foods from sticking while they cook!).  And the OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend is a healthy combination of canola, extra virgin, and grapeseed oils so it’s a versatile and delicious option for salads, grilling or marinades.

Pompeian OlivExtra - A Family Feast

We used the OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oil when preparing this Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad and it was delicious!  The dressing was light and perfect on a salad!  Grilling the lettuce warms it up just a bit, but also gives the lettuce a really unique and nutty flavor!  And, if you’ve seen any of Lisa Lillien’s other recipes – she’s all about adding tons of flavor without adding calories – and grilling the lettuce definitely does the trick!  This was a simple delicious recipe – and now that I’ve overcome my fear of grilling lettuce — we’ll definitely make this again.

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Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad - A Family Feast

Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad {Pompeian Olive Oil}

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


Recipe courtesy of Pompeian Olive Oil and Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien.


  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup diced tomato
  • 2 dashes each salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 1 large heart romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Bring grill to high heat.
  2. Drizzle and brush 1/2 tsp. olive oil onto the cut sides of each romaine half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay romaine halves on the grill, cut sides down. Grill until slightly charred, 1- 2 minutes.
  4. Plate romaine halves, cut side up. Top with tomato, onion, cheese, and basil.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar with remaining 2 tsp. olive oil. Drizzle and enjoy!


Nutritional Information
1/2 of recipe: 135 calories, 10g fat, 340mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 5g protein

Pompeian Olive Oil, a leader in olive oils and vinegars, is here to help you celebrate July for National Grilling Month! Pompeian products give you a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving your backyard.

By using Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend products you can make grilling healthier and more flavorful in a Mediterranean way. For more information about Pompeian Olive Oil, please visit

And if you are looking for recipe inspiration, be sure you do not miss the below Hungry Girl recipes!

Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad

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Spicy Mustard Chicken Kebabs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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  • Corinne wrote:

    Yummy, I have made grilled romaine before , but this recipe is much lighter for a hot summer day. It would be great for. Nice light lunch

    • Martha wrote:

      We hope you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kathy wrote:

    I definitely need to try grilling lettuce! I’ve been seeing it all over the place! This looks like a delicious salad!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Kathy! I hope you enjoy it!

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