Looking for something to serve at your July 4th BBQ?  We have just the thing!  Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad.  Flavorful, fruity, savory and healthy.  A crowd-pleaser all around!



Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, cholesterol-free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull

Yields 2 servings


  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, rinsed, unwanted leaves removed and sliced in half (lengthwise)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 nectarines, pitted and sliced in half
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 pimiento peppers (cherry peppers), sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • Beyond Chicken Grilled Strips (available at Sprouts, Safeway, Whole Foods)


  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked in hot water for at least 30 minutes), rinsed and drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup juice from pepperoncinis + 2 pepperoncinis
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of pink salt
  • pinch of white or black pepper
  • water, to thin




  • In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste. Add water to reach desired consistency.


  • In a nonstick skillet, cook Beyond Chicken Grilled Strips according to package directions. Add veggie broth to prevent sticking.  Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic powder if desired.
  • Mix olive oil and red wine vinegar, and brush onto romaine halves. This step is optional – you’ll still get plenty of flavor from the dressing if you want to omit extra oil.
  • Meanwhile, in a stovetop ceramic griddle (I used GreenPan) over medium heat, grill romaine halves, face down, for 2-4 minutes or until distinct grill marks appear. Flip and grill for another couple minutes. *
  • Reduce griddle heat to low-medium heat and grill nectarines, face down, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer romaine and nectarines onto serving plates, top with grilled strips and remaining toppings. Drizzle on Cesar dressing and enjoy immediately!


  • If you’d prefer to grill your romaine halve on a BBQ grill, just make sure the heat is low and your romaine halves don’t burn.


Coach Jentry

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 6/30/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Circuit Work

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Med Ball Madness

6AM Sunup Moraga Co-Ed class – Coach James – Met Con Thursday

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Circuit Work

8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach James – Met Con Thursday

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Circuit Work

10:30AM Summer Yoga at the Lafayette Reservoir – Coach Michelle D.

11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp at the Park – Coach Briana (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)

4PM Miramonte Varsity Stretch & Mobility – Coach Jentry & Coach Michelle (private class)