Grilled Romaine and Tomato Salad with Bacon and Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing…summer salads just don’t get any better than this!
Summer entertaining is my favorite entertaining. The nicer weather allows us to spill out of our smaller home, in to the 3-season sunroom and on to the backyard deck, under the umbrella of tall shade trees. Summer entertaining also means grilling, my favorite means of feeding a group of friends and family. Sometimes it’s super casual with burgers, brats, and hotdogs. Other times we put a bit more effort into it, grilling up a surf ‘n turf meal of jumbo Caribbean jerk shrimp appetizers and sweet and smoky salmon, plus perfectly grilled ribeyes.
Whatever the menu, I’m always looking for a fresh and beautiful (and easy!) side dish to serve alongside the grilled entree. And this summer has this recipe written all over it: Grilled Romaine and Tomato Salad with Bacon and Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. It’s so good, and so easy to prep ahead of time. We’ve made it three times since I photographed this post. Yes, you need this recipe for your summer entertaining plans!