Grilled Romaine Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing and Avocado Hearts! #valentinesday
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Grilled Romaine Salad + Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Grilled Romaine Salad + Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing! This bright crunchy salad made with grilled romaine, toasted pecans, pomegranate and avocado hearts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 714kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Grilled Romaine Salad:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce large, or 2 small
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1 pomegranate arils removed
  • 3 avocados

For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flavorless oil grapeseed, canola, avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing: Place all the ingredients in a pint jar and screw the lid on tight. Shake vigorously until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat the grill. Cut the romaine head in half length-wise. Then quickly grill on both sides until char marks form. Remove and roughly chop the romaine.
  • Cut the avocados in half and use a large spoon to scoop out the flesh in one whole piece. Cut in half lengthwise, then use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out hearts.
  • Divide the romaine between 4 plates. Top with pecans, pomegranate arils, and avocado hearts. Drizzle with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 1462mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 13865IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3.7mg