Unlike the Okinawan folk tale of the protective Shisa Lion, the classic King Ceasar I’m referring to was invented somewhere I never would have guessed, Mexico. 🇮🇹
I’ve always been a fan of the infamous cesar salad, a good choice on any meal plan with the various choices of dressings ranging from full, lite and oil based. My personal favorites are the Ken’s Simply Vinegarette Cesar, and for a splurge the Ken’s Lite Creamy Cesar is a real treat. Of course the fully leaded is a king in its own right with the traditional Creamy Cesar – I bow to thee, it is the best out there in my humble opinion.
Recently I shared my thoughts on a post called “Oh My (Grilled) Goodness.” This post was conceived on the 4th of July weekend when my son and I were Que’ing up a true king’s feast of all kinds of proteins and veggies. We are enjoying learning and experimenting with fruits and veggies on the grill and one of our recently-reigned favorites is romaine lettuce.
I like to stock the Costco Artisan Romaine, which are the small heads that are versatile for all kinds of protein style meals including tacos, wraps, wedges and of course the obvious, salads!
My technique is to slice one in half, drizzle each open side with Olive or Avocado Oil, season with salt and pepper, then lay flat on medium-low heat grill for about 15 or 20 mins.
The result is a beautiful browned open-faced jewel of which to now sprinkle with parmasean cheese, drizzle your choice of dressings then crown with a hearty helping of grilled chicken. Use a knife and fork to consume this royally or pick it up like a peasant and get old school down and dirty with it.
This is seriously one of the tastiest fares I’ve created from my little Weber grill. Serve with a half a lemon also blackened on the hot fire, and some homemade baked croutons made with Dave’s Powerseed or Costco’s Keto Bread. Soooooo incredibly good! And YES legal for the diabetic!☆
Just think of all the grilled salad variations you could make: chefs, cobb, Greek, BLT, or how about a Chinese chicken salad!? Yuuuum!
However you serve and eat it, it will be an amazing new addition to the family table. Beautiful in a dish and DELISH!
Oh did I mention it makes a perfect lunch!? 😘
Of which, by the way, enjoy yours like the king or queen YOU are!