Grilled Kale Bundles with Sour Cherry-Chipotle Drizzle

Grilled Kale Bundles with Sour Cherry-Chipotle Drizzle

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

For this healthy side dish recipe, kale bundles are grilled and topped with an easy sauce. "Enhancing" store-bought barbecue sauce with tart (or sour) cherry juice to make a drizzle nudges this side dish into the speedy category.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tart or sour cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon sour cherry preserves
  • ½ teaspoon jarred adobo sauce or ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 pound kale, stems trimmed to 3 inches
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Stir together barbecue sauce, cherry juice, preserves and adobo sauce (or ground chipotle) in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until warm, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  3. Divide kale into 4 bundles and tie each with kitchen string about 1 inch from the stem end. Brush the bundles with oil.
  4. Grill the kale, turning once, until slightly charred, about 6 minutes total. Serve the kale drizzled with the reserved sauce.
  • Equipment: Kitchen string

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 kale bundle with 2 tablespoons sauce
  • Per serving: 148 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 160 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 11,382 IU vitamin A; 136 mg vitamin C; 172 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 247 mg sodium; 565 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (228% daily value), Vitamin C (227% dv), Folate (40% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

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