Grilled Romaine Salad with Macadamia Nut Cheese, Walnuts & Cranberries

Liana Werner-Gray

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Eating vegan or plant-based doesn’t have to mean missing out on smoky, delicious grilled foods. Along with go-to vegetable skewers, make this grilled romaine lettuce salad. Not sure about grilled greens? Don’t worry, this recipe is not just a head of romaine! With tangy beet vinaigrette, creamy macadamia nut cheese crumbles, crunchy walnuts and tart cranberries, this grilled salad is a fulfilling explosion of flavors. Get your grill ready for greatness!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts and Nut Cheese |


1 head romaine
1/4 cup Hilary’s Beet Vinaigrette  
1/2 cup Vitacost Walnut Halves and Pieces
1/2 cup Vitacost Dried Cranberries

Macadamia Nut Cheese

1 cup Sunfoods Macadamia Nuts
1 Tbsp. Bragg Nutritional Yeast
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. Redmond Real Salt
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 Tbsp. water
Dash of cayenne pepper


  1. Prepare nut cheese. In a blender, combine all ingredients and process until desired texture, leaving small chunks, if desired. Form mixture into balls.
  2. Set grill to medium-high.
  3. Cut romaine into four quarters and shake off any loose pieces.
  4. Brush the dressing on the open of each leaf.
  5. Place each romaine heart on grill for about 5 minutes or until slightly charred.
  6. To serve, top with walnuts, cranberries and nut cheese.