Crispy Grilled Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher

Save yourself a little work: Look for already toasted sesame seeds at Asian markets or grocery stores.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 127
  • Calories from fat: 67%
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.9g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 264mg
  • Cholesterol: 2.5mg


  • 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. 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. 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.
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