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Grilled-Kale Salad

Yield 5 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Grilling lettuce adds a distinct flavor to the side dish. Grilling kale adds a crisp note, making it a perfect pairing to a hearty burger or barbecued chicken recipe.


  • 5 cups torn kale (3/4 pound)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 75
  • caloriesfromfat 56 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 173 mg
  • calcium 91 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine kale, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top heavy-duty plastic bag; seal bag, and shake to coat. Remove kale from bag, and place in a wire grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Prepare grill. Place grill basket on grill rack, and grill 5 minutes on each side or until kale begins to char around edges.

  2. Place kale in a large bowl. Combine remaining oil and vinegar; stir well with a wire whisk. Pour vinegar mixture over kale; toss well. Serve kale immediately.