Romaine Recipes

Romaine lettuce is an indispensable part of some of our favorite dishes. Raw, it forms the foundation for classic salads from Caesar to Cobb, and its sweet crunch turns even sweeter when grilled and paired with bacon and blue cheese. Here, some of our favorite ways to use it.

See the RecipeAntoine Bootz
See the RecipeLaurie Smith
Greek Easter Soup
Greek Easter Soup
Our variation on a traditional Greek soup uses lamb shanks and shoulder, spring vegetables, herbs, and long-grain rice.Farideh Sadeghin
See the RecipeLaurie Smith
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
See the RecipeKurt E. Smith
Leon Salad
Our take on the popular Leon Salad served at La Scala in Beverly Hills calls for marinating chickpeas, salami, and cheese in a red wine vinaigrette. See this Recipe
Todd Coleman
Cobb Salad
Cobb Salad
Los Angeles's Brown Derby closed its doors long ago, but this classic salad, invented in 1937 by the restaurant's owner, Robert H. Cobb, lives on.André Baranowski
Chinese Chicken Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad
Variations on this salad have been served in Los Angeles everywhere from the Fox Studios Commissary to Wolfgang Puck's Chinois on Main.André Baranowski
See the RecipeMichael Kraus
Smorgastarta Sandwich Layer cake
See the RecipePer Ranung
Romaine Salad with Plum Ginger Dressing
Fans of carrot-ginger dressing will appreciate this riff on the classic: Here, sweet summer plums blend with miso and ginger to complement a crunchy romaine and radish salad. See the recipe for Romaine Salad with Plum Ginger Dressing »Helen Rosner
Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad
This classic salad is easy to make from scratch at home.Todd Coleman
Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until charred and smoky, and then topped with blue cheese and bacon for this satisfying salad.Penny De Los Santos
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Aioli
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Aioli
Grilled red onion aïoli, smashed avocado, and sunny-side-up eggs top these rich cumin-spiced lamb burgers.Mark Roper
Roger Sherman