Roasted Romaine Salad with Smoked Salmon and Feta Recipe

  • 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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