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.

Judith Fertig
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • 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.

  • Divide kale into 4 bundles and tie each with kitchen string about 1 inch from the stem end. Brush the bundles with oil.

  • Grill the kale, turning once, until slightly charred, about 6 minutes total. Serve the kale drizzled with the reserved sauce.


Equipment: Kitchen string

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 16.6g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4.1g 16% DV; sugars 8.3g; fat 8.2g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 11381.7IU 228% DV; vitamin c 136.1mg 227% DV; folate 160mcg 40% DV; calcium 171.6mg 17% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 53.5mg 19% DV; potassium 564.8mg 16% DV; sodium 247mg 10% DV.