Every good chef needs to know how to make a memorable salad. With two grilled romaine hearts flavored with lemon, pancetta, and parmesan cheese, this recipe reinvents the traditional salad. Charred and drizzled with dressing, it’s inspired by those MasterChef contestants trying their hardest to impress chef Ramsay.
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Slice the romaine hearts and lemon in half and coat lightly with vegetable oil. Grill the lettuce and lemon cut side down for 5 minutes or until charred.
- In a small mixing bowl squeeze the juice out of the charred lemon (discarding any seeds). Then add in the vinegar, parsley, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking until it emulsifies.
- Plate the salad by placing each half on a plate, drizzle on the vinaigrette and sprinkle on the pancetta and parmesan. Add more freshly ground black pepper if desired.