Grilled Caesar with Sweet Italian Sausage

We like serving this salad “deconstructed” and letting everyone assemble their own, but you can also chop all the components and toss together.


  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • ⅔ cup olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise
  • 4 thick slices good quality ciabatta or country bread
  • 1 package APPLEGATE ORGANICS® Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, halved lengthwise
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved


  1. Combine the Parmesan, ⅓ cup olive oil, lemon juice, fish sauce, garlic and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a blender and blend until very smooth and emulsified. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Set aside.
  2. Grill the sausages according to package instructions. Transfer to a large platter and cover to keep warm.
  3. Brush the lettuce and bread with the remaining ⅓ cup olive oil. Grill the bread until well toasted. Grill the lettuce until slightly wilted and charred in spots, the matter of just a few minutes. Transfer the lettuce and toasted bread to the platter, along with the hard-boiled eggs. Serve at once with the caesar dressing on the side.