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Roasted Romaine Salad with Smoked Salmon and Feta Recipe

  • Roasted Romaine Salad with Smoked Salmon and Feta

    If you're like me, you want something special but light to enjoy midday…and this easy, warm roasted romaine salad is perfect. Crisp romaine is roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and then piled with bits of smoked salmon, feta, and balsamic reduction. It's heaven on a plate—and it's all yours.

    Roasted Romaine Salad with Smoked Salmon and Feta

    My favorite, flavorful remix on the classic romaine + feta combo.

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    Servings: 1


    • romaine heart: 1
    • extra virgin olive oil: 1 teaspoon
    • salt and pepper: to taste
    • smoked salmon, roughly chopped: 4 oz.
    • crumbled feta cheese: 3 tablespoons
    • balsamic reduction: 1--2 tablespoons


    Step 1: Cut the romaine heart into two pieces and place on a non-stick rimmed baking sheet. Brush with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Step 2: With the broiler set to high, slide the pan into the oven. The romaine should be about four inches from the top element. Broil for 5--8 minutes, until lightly charred. Remove from the oven.

    Step 3: Arrange the romaine halves on a plate and top with smoked salmon and feta. Drizzle with balsamic reduction, and (if desired) a touch of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt.


    Hint: You can make your own balsamic reduction by boiling balsamic vinegar until it's thick and syrupy. Or, look for already prepared balsamic reductions in specialty stores.

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