Grilling Lettuce and Fruit? Celebrity Chef Chadwick Boyd Says YES! Here’s Your Free Recipe
Chadwick Boyd broke way from his appearances on the Today Show, Food Network, Lifetime, NBC, FOX, and even the silver screen to join Lou & me for Fire It Up Friday on the Jersey Shore Morning Show! This grilling idea may have you saying..."you grill what!?!"
Most people think romaine and any other lettuce can only be used in fresh salad and wraps, but you'd be pleasantly surprised by its taste when you throw it on a hot grill. Same for fruit, too! This is a simple salad or side dish where the smoky flavor of the romaine takes center stage. The sweetness of the peach makes it quintessentially summer! Best yet, this big in flavor salad comes together in about 12 minutes!
Make sure the grill grates are clean and free of debris
Smaller to medium size heads of romaine work best for this recipe
A set of long tongs is ideal to make it easier to grill and not burn your fingers
Have the rest of your meal nearly ready when you prepare this salad; it comes together quickly and needs to be eaten fresh off the grill
3 halved romaine heads
2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into quarters
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup crumbled feta
2 tablespoons honey
Generous squeeze of fresh lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a grill to medium high heat. Brush the romaine and peaches with the oil. Using tongs, place on the grill and cook 4 minutes or until grill marks appear and the romaine and peaches become a little tender. Flip over and continue cooking another 3 minutes.
Transfer the romaine and peaches to a serving platter. Sprinkle on the walnuts and feta. Drizzle on the honey and any remaining oil. Squeeze the lemon juice over top. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately. Print the full recipe here.