Crispy Grilled Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Crispy Grilled Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing Recipe
Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
Save yourself a little work: Look for already toasted sesame seeds at Asian markets or grocery stores.


Serves 4
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 127
Caloriesfromfat 67 %
Protein 3.2 g
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Sodium 264 mg
Cholesterol 2.5 mg


1 bunch Lacinato kale (about 10 oz.; often sold as "dinosaur kale" or "Tuscan kale")
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
1 teaspoon honey


1. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Rub kale with oil. Grill, turning once, until slightly softened and streaked brown, 5 to 6 minutes total.

2. Combine sesame seeds, tahini, soy sauce, mayonnaise, and honey in medium bowl. Cut kale into 1-in. slices, add to bowl, and toss to coat with dressing.

June 2011
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