This recipe is one that comes from my aunts cookbook Simply Mexican. I love this recipe because it’s super unique. It is also super fun and easy to make. It is great for any barbecue or cookout. The grill gives it a nice smoky flavor and a different texture. It’s a great way to add some more flavor to an everyday meal.

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 head of romaine, cut in half, lengthwise
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  •  1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • ¼ of a yellow onion
  • ¼ a cup of olive oil, divided



  1. Heat the grill to medium heat
  2. Trim the tops the carrots and cut lengthwise. Toss with two teaspoons of olive oil salt and pepper. Let sit in the fridge.IMG_2306.jpg
  3. Thinly slice the onions and toss with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and well as ½ a teaspoon of sugar and pepper. Set aside.
  4. On a piece of  14″ aluminum foil place ½ of the tomatoes and toss them with salt, pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil. Repeat with the other half of the tomatoes. Make the aluminum foil into a pouch with the tomatoes inside. Set aside.IMG_2308.jpg
  5. Take the lettuce and cut it in half, lengthwise. Toss with 2 tablespoons of oil, salt, and pepper. The citrus in half as well.IMG_2311.jpg
  6. Grill all the vegetables until charred, and has grill marks, except for the tomatoes place on the grill and cook covered for 5 minutes.Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 5.18.39 PM.png
  7. transfer to a serving dish and squeeze the citrus on top. Enjoy!!!