Salad on the grill? Absolutely. Here’s why.

May 26, 2015

Grilled Salad with Romaine, Peppers, Feta, and Cilantro / JillHough.com

According to rumors, May is National Salad Month. And with Memorial Day behind us, it’s also grilling season. So—how about a grilled salad?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Here’s why.

1. Many types of salad greens are slightly bitter—romaine, endive, and radicchio, for example—and a little charring is a nice complement to those bitter flavors.

2. Deliciously coincidentally, many of those bitter greens are also sturdy greens. So even with a quick cook, they stay refreshingly crunchy.

3. During the summer, you’re grilling anyway. It just makes sense to do the salad along with the rest of the meal, rather than some in the kitchen and some at the grill.

Grilled Salad with Romaine, Peppers, Feta, and Cilantro / JillHough.com

4. Perhaps most importantly, while the weather’s warm, don’t you want to be outdoors as much as possible? If grilled salad helps make it happen, then amen to that.

Still not convinced? Try my Grilled Salad with Romaine, Peppers, Feta, and Cilantro.

Here’s to the (grilled) salad days of summer.

Grilled Salad with Romaine, Peppers, Feta, and Cilantro / JillHough.com


9 thoughts on “Salad on the grill? Absolutely. Here’s why.

  1. Jill Post author

    Thanks, Joy! Just took a look at your blog, and I was tempted by that strawberry scone recipe in Better Homes & Gardens, too!

  2. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    Love this idea! You totally sold me on the grill “mellowing out” the tang that a lot of greenery has. It’s one of the main reasons I don’t eat as many salads as I should, so I’m excited to try this!

  3. Emily | Rainbow Delicious

    I’m so intrigued by this concept and can’t wait to try it! It is my first summer season since I was married seven years ago that we have a grill and we are totally going to try this! Thanks!

  4. Jill Post author

    I can’t imagine not having a grill, Emily–but maybe because I’m a Californian. :) What finally inspired you to get one? Thanks for stopping by and chiming in!

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