Romaine leaves take on a complex, smoky flavor when grilled. Smother them with fresh-tasting vegan "ranch" for a scrumptious salad that stands up to any steakhouse Caesar.
4 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
4 medium tomatoes, quartered
1/3 cup olive oil, plus additional for brushing
3/4 cup cashew butter
1 small avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. honey
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs. dried dill weed
- Lightly oil grill racks and preheat grill to medium high. Brush all surfaces of romaine and tomatoes with olive oil.
- Arrange, cut side down, on grill (use a grill grate for tomatoes). Grill tomatoes 4 minutes, romaine 5-6 minutes.
- While lettuce and tomatoes are grilling, combine remaining ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
- To serve, arrange lettuce halves and tomatoes on 8 individual plates. Pour dressing over all, and serve immediately.
per serving: 280 cal; 5g pro; 25g total fat (4g sat fat); 13g carb; 0mg chol; 105mg sod; 3g fiber;