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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

Judith Fertig


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; 8.2 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 247 mg sodium. 565 mg potassium; 16.6 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 5.1 g protein; 11382 IU vitamin a iu; 136 mg vitamin c; 160 mcg folate; 172 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 53 mg magnesium;