Balsamic Glazed Grilled Romaine Hearts  with Blue Cheese, Medjool Dates  & Pears

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Romaine Hearts with Blue Cheese, Medjool Dates & Pears

Ingredients

Grilled Romaine Hearts with Blue Cheese, Medjool Dates & Pears

  • 3-4 romaine hearts
  • 3 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. Blue cheese, crumbled
  • 6-8 Medjool dates, pitted & sliced
  • 2 pears, quartered, sliced & sprinkled with lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs, such as tarragon, parsley or chervil, roughly chopped
  • Salt 
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Balsamic Glaze

  • 8 oz. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch salt

Preparation

Grilled Romaine Hearts with Blue Cheese, Medjool Dates & Pears

  1. Remove any wilted leaves from the romaine sides & trim tops.  Slice in half lengthwise. 
  2. Heat grill or grill pan to a medium high heat. 
  3. Brush romaine with oil.
  4. Sear romaine to char and grill quickly on all sides while rotating. 
  5. Place on serving platter. 
  6. Top with cheese, fruits and herbs. 
  7. Salt & pepper to taste. 
  8. Drizzle with balsamic glaze to finish. 

Serve salad immediately.

Balsamic Glaze

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. 
  2. Blend and bring to a simmer and reduce by half, about 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.