Grilled romaine hearts with blue-cheese dressing

Smoky, creamy and infused with delicious umami flavour, these romaine hearts will have you never eating lettuce any other way again!

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 6-8


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  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) miso paste or hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 3-4 romaine lettuce hearts, halved and rinsed
  • Chopped chives and toasted almonds, for serving



  • 1 wedge (100g) blue cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup (60ml) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (60ml) plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
  • Grated peel and juice (30ml) of ½ lemon
  • Honey, to taste
  • Salt and milled pepper



  1. Combine oil, miso paste, honey and garlic. Season.
  2. Brush sauce generously over both sides of lettuce hearts.
  3. Grill over hot coals for 5-8 minutes until charred, basting again as it cooks.
  4. Combine dressing ingredients until smooth and season.
  5. Serve grilled lettuce drizzled with dressing and garnished with chives and almonds.


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