Grilled Romaine & Avocado Caesar Salad


Ingredients: (makes 2-3 servings):

Salad:

• large head of romaine, quartered lengthwise, leaving the stem intact

• 1 avocado, pitted and quartered

• 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil or other high-heat oil

• sea salt

• black pepper

Creamy Hemp Caesar Dressing:

• ⅓ cup hemp hearts

• 2-3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

• 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast

• 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

• 1 garlic clove

• 1 tsp dijon mustard

• ¼ tsp sea salt or to taste

• black pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Heat grill on medium-high.

2. Place romaine and avocado to a large baking tray and lightly brush them with oil. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Once hot, carefully place the veggies directly onto the grill. Avocados should be flesh-side down. Grill for 2 minutes then rotate. Repeat until grilled on all sides. Return the veggies to the baking tray and let them cool for a few minutes.

4. Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

5. To serve, divide the romaine spears and avocado between plates and drizzle with as much dressing as desired. Enjoy!