National Grilling Month – Easy Grilled Romaine Salad

by Chloe Jeffreys · 5 comments

in Healthy Eating

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One of the biggest challenges I’ve found about having an empty nest is relearning how to cook for two all over again. For awhile I kept buying and cooking the way I always had, but we ended up with a lot of unwanted leftovers and wasted food. Then my husband’s cholesterol came back too high, and we knew what we needed was a diet makeover.

So after our life-changing trip to Italy we embraced the Mediterranean diet. Fad diets may come and go, but the Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan  that has existed for centuries and continues to remain top of the line due to its countless health benefits and delicious flavor components.

We quickly learned that the best kitchen appliance for cooking a Mediterranean diet for two wasn’t even in the kitchen. We’ve found that the Mediterranean diet prepared outside on the grill is the perfect healthy solution for us empty nesters.

July is National Grilling Month

July is National Grilling Month and to celebrate, Pompeian, a leader in olive oils and vinegars, is sharing simple tips and recipes to help you get a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving your backyard.

To celebrate National Grilling Month, Jeff and I grilled up some Hungry Spicy Mustard Chicken Kabobs and Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad courtesy of Pompeian OlivExtra and Hungry Girl Recipes.

The Spicy Mustard Chicken Kabobs were delicious, especially coupled with the Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad. My husband wasn’t sure he was keen on grilled salad, but he ate every bite!

And don’t you just love summer? I did not enhance the tomatoes in this picture at all. They were just that bright red.

Olive Oil plays a major role in the Mediterranean diet, but sometimes straight olive doesn’t do so well on the grill due to it’s lower smoke point.

Pompeians’ OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend is a healthy combination of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oil, which represent key components of the Mediterranean diet. The higher smoke point and unique flavor combination of this innovative blend make it ideal for everything from salads to grilling marinades.

Message from Pompeian:

By using Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend products you can make grilling healthier and more flavorful in a Mediterranean way. For more information about Pompeian Olive Oil, please visit http://pompeian.com/.

And if you are looking for recipe inspiration, be sure you do not miss the below Hungry Girl recipes!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil.

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Shaun Hoobler July 22, 2013 at 1:51 am

Wow! That Spicy Mustard Chicken Kabobs looks delicious. Just checked out the recipe. Thanks for sharing Chloe!
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Sheryl July 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

Grilled ANYthing is good. Last night we grilled peaches, cut them up, and added them to a salad. Love.

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Barbara Torris July 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

Chloe,
This post along with the dangers of the Paleo Diet are the perfect partners. What are people thinking when they go off on a hair-brained diet that is very dangerous. I am thinking that running full speed on the freeway would not be my choice. On the other hand olive oil is perfect. Good information.

Barbara
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Lori Jo Vest July 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Sounds delightful, Chloe. I love a simple oil and vinegar dressing on salads.

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Carolyn Moore July 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I love to grill. Especially veggies (Ok i can’t be without beef either!) Can’t wait to try the grilled romaine. Thanks, Chloe!
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