A robust, creamy dressing and a few minutes on the grill help to tame chicories or sturdy—even bolted—lettuces in this bright salad. Swapping mayonnaise for raw egg means this dressing stays fresh in the fridge all week.
Dressing can be made up to 5 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in refrigerator.
When lettuce plants become stressed, whether from hot weather or not getting enough sunlight in the fall, they “bolt,” growing tall and cone-shaped as the plants attempt to flower and go to seed. The leaves and core can taste bitter but are still edible and delicious cooked.