Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe

Homemade Caesar dressing and the subtle touch of fire on your greens is just what you need to take your salad to the next level.

Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed & peeled, divided
  • 1/2 lb day old crusty French bread, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sweetwater Spice Tres Chilies Fajita Bath Brine Concentrate
  • 4 oil-packed anchovy filets, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 romaine hearts, halved length-wise, leafy ends trimmed off
  • Grape seed oil


Heat 1 cup oil and 1 clove garlic in a Lodge Logic 12" Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat. Add bread, and cook, tossing often, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and set aside.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker to 500°F set up for direct grilling with GrillGrates. Lightly rub the cut surface of the lettuce hearts with grape seed oil. Season with salt and pepper. Quickly grill the romaine cut side down to get grill marks. Don’t totally wilt the lettuce.

In a food processor, combine half of the parmesan, the lemon juice, Sweetwater Spice Tres Chilies Fajita Bath Brine Concentrate, Worcestershire, anchovies and black pepper and process until smooth. Then, with the processor running, slowly add the extra virgin olive oil. Taste and season as necessary.

Roughly chop lettuce leaves, and toss in a bowl to coat in dressing. Add reserved crouton and remaining Parmesan and toss until evenly combined; serve immediately.

This recipe was prepared on a Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill.


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