Grilled Romaine and Avocado Southwestern Salad

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 15 mins

Grilled romaine is a fun summertime way to enjoy salad. This one takes a Southwestern spin with grilled avocados and a fresh, smoky corn salsa featuring organic chipotle pepper, chili powder and cumin. Enjoy on its own or alongside your favorite grilled protein.

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  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Garlic Powder 3.64 oz.
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Chili Powder 2.89 oz.
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Chipotle Pepper 2.65 oz.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Cumin Seed Ground 2.31 oz.
  • 2 large heads romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise leaving stem intact
  • 1 large firm avocado, pitted and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or other high-heat oil)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grilled corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 lime, quartered


1. Preheat outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan to high.

2. Lightly brush both sides of romaine and avocado slices with grapeseed oil.

3. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, chili powder, chipotle, salt, cumin and black pepper.
4. Season romaine with half the spice mixture.

5. Place romaine and avocados flesh-side down on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes until char marks appear, keeping grill lid open. Flip and grill on the other side. Watch carefully for burning. Remove once sufficiently charred on all sides.

6. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, corn, red onion, cilantro and lime juice.

7. Add remaining spice mixture to tomato-corn mixture and toss to combine.

8. On a platter, place grilled romaine and avocados, top with the fresh tomato-corn salsa and garnish with additional lime wedges.



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