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Grilled romaine and asparagus salad

Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes

Grilled romaine and asparagus salad

1 six-ounce head romaine lettuce
Nonstick cooking spray
Aluminum foil
4 medium spears or 8 thin spears fresh asparagus
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
12 grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing

Heat grill. Cut lettuce head lengthwise in half, but do not trim off the base holding the leaves together; wash lettuce and pat dry. Spray a 12-inch piece of foil (or a larger piece, if needed) with nonstick cooking spray. Place lettuce halves on foil and place on hot grill. Grill each side of halves for 2 minutes until slightly browned. Remove from grill and cool. Cut off base, then slice lettuce horizontally into ribbons, about 1 inch wide. While grill is still hot, grill asparagus on same foil, turning constantly, until slightly browned. Slice asparagus diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Place lettuce and asparagus in a medium salad bowl along with sliced onion, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Toss, add dressing, then toss again.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 98
  Carbohydrate: 16 g
  Protein: 4 g
  Fat: 2 g
  Saturated fat: 0 g
  Cholesterol: 0 mg
  Sodium: 184 mg
  Fiber: 6 g
 
Exchanges per serving: 1 starch
Carbohydrate choices: 1

 

  

2009-09-29

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