Charred Romaine Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 5 min 2
Charred Romaine Salad
Health Highlights


1 avocado(s) Avocado (sliced)
1 medium Carrots (sliced)
1 medium Tomato (sliced)
2 anchovy Anchovy (optional)
1 head Lettuce, romaine
1 tsp Sesame seeds
1 dash Garlic powder (for dressing)
1/2 tsp minced Ginger root (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Rice vinegar (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Sesame oil (for dressing)
1/4 tsp Soy sauce, low sodium (for dressing)
1 tbsp Tahini (for dressing)


1. Combine garlic powder, ginger root, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and tahini and whisk together. Thin with about 1 tablespoon of water, or until you reach desired consistency.

2. Remove outer leaves from romaine head until you reach the cluster of romaine heart (reserve the outer leaves for leftover dressing). Slice the head in half.

3. Set a heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat. Once hot, place the lettuce flat-side down in the pan and let cook without disturbing for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly charred. Flip and repeat until the underside is also charred.

4. Immediately drizzle with dressing, garnish with sesame seeds, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, and anchovies, and serve!


Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids which are important for heart health!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 315
Calories from fat 203
Calories from saturated fat 28.3
Total Fat 22.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.1 g
Cholesterol 2.4 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Potassium 1567 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
Dietary Fiber 14.6 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Protein 9.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 7.4

Energy sources


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