TASTEful Recipe: Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Figs, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard...

TASTEful Recipe: Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Figs, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard Dressing

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Cincy Chic teamed up with TASTE Magazine — your source for Food, Drink, Fashion and Style to provide you with recipes, food/drink related editorial and their extensive restaurant guides. This recipe comes from a TASTE contributor, to (hopefully) a plate near you!

 

Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Figs, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Romaine lettuce hearts
  • 4 Fresh, ripe figs, halved lengthwise
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

 

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

 

Method

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey and vinegar until smooth.
  • Add olive oil gradually, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth and even.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Rub the romaine hearts and figs with the olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place on grill with the figs cut side down and cook until golden brown, about two to three minutes.
  • Cook the romaine lettuce hearts until golden brown, about two to three minutes per side.
  • Cut romaine hearts in half lengthwise and place each half on an individual salad plate.
  • Arrange the figs, cut side up, next to the romaine.
  • Crumble blue cheese and scatter it over the romaine and figs then drizzle with dressing.
  • Serve with crusty bread and additional freshly ground black pepper.

 

PHOTO CREDITS
Photos: Courtesy of Yum Sugar

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