Grilled-Kale Salad

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 (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.

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.