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Grilled lettuce with parmesan and lemon

You can make this grilled lettuce side dish in under 10 minutes! Pair with anything else you can throw on the griddle pan for a tasty meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 people


  • Griddle pan or barbecue


  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce
  • olive oil
  • sea salt flakes
  • pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • parmesan cheese


  • Heat a griddle pan over a medium-high heat.
  • Cut the lettuce hearts in half lengthways.
  • Brush the lettuce halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Grill for 3 minutes (cut side down), pressing down with your tongs to ensure the lettuce sears nicely. Flip and grill for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from grill.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Grate some lemon zest over each half and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Finish with grated parmesan. Enjoy!