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 Recipe Antoine Bootz
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Greek Easter Soup

Greek Easter Soup
See the Recipe Laurie Smith
See the Recipe André Baranowski
See the Recipe André Baranowski
See the Recipe Kurt 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

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.

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.
See the Recipe Michael Kraus

Smorgastarta Sandwich Layer cake

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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 »

Caesar Salad

This classic salad is easy to make from scratch at home. Get the recipe for Caesar Salad »

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. Get the recipe for Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon »

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.
Roger Sherman