Our family was blessed last week with a glorious bounty from our local CSA, Mountain View Farm. Mountain View is one of the best CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in our area. It is well loved for the generous produce shares, sustainable and healthy growing methods and U-pick produce available to supplement your share. Don’t get me started on their perfect strawberries…
I count myself lucky to enjoy the delicious local produce that crops up in the fertile Connecticut River Valley. Our first share pick-up was quite ample and included three enormous heads of romaine lettuce.
I wondered what to do with all of this beautiful romaine that wouldn’t leave me with a feeling of salad exhaustion. Then I was inspired by the internet and social media foodie channels featuring grilled romaine. It’s the perfect dish for romaine to take center stage as a complete meal.
We grilled the romaine, covered it in a generous amount of Caesar salad dressing and served it with a few croutons. It made for a delicious, light and complete summer evening meal. Bonus: grilling romaine is simple and fast. The romaine turns out slightly charred while maintaining its crispness. A beautiful dish to behold.
Photo Credit: Christine Dutton