Sure you could make an ordinary Kale Salad Recipe, or you could easily kick it up a notch with this Grilled Kale Salad! You'll want to add this to all your cookouts! A grilled salad is such an easy way to add a side dish to your cookout, it cooks in minutes and can be done after all the other grilling is finished!
Yes, I have firmly jumped on the kale salad bandwagon. Lately we have been enjoying a Kale Greek Salad and a Blueberry Kale Salad regularly on rotation.
Why not? Kale is delicious and healthy. I even get all zen as I massage my kale. However, I found something even easier. No massaging required. Grilled Kale Salad. You're welcome.
This was my first attempt at a grilled salad and it will definitely not be my last! They cook so quickly, making them the perfect easy side dish. Taste of Home has 18 Gorgeous Grilled Salads that I will be working my way through!
You definitely need to make this salad! We're all trying to eat healthier right? So what if besides your normal cookout fare of burgers, steaks and chicken, you added a simple salad. Seriously, while your grilled food is resting, you can whip up this salad. It grills in minutes.
I had strawberries in my fridge, you could easily do this with peaches - and even grill them! This is so easy.
How To Make A Grilled Kale Salad
First I made a quick dressing of half lemon juice half olive oil which is my go to dressing of choice and sliced up a handful of strawberries. Then I tore the kale into large pieces and tossed with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
I placed a grill pan on a hot grill, you want to use a pan to keep the kale from falling through the grate. Using long grill tongs, I added the kale on the grill pan. Then I just tossed it around until it was slightly wilted and charred in some places - probably not even 2 minutes - don't go anywhere, it's fast!
Remove the kale back into it's salad bowl, add the strawberries and toss with the dressing. It's so good, you'll want to serve it on pretty salad plates. That's it. Crazy easy and crazy good.
More Healthy Grilling Recipes
Lime Grilled Chicken with Vegetables
Grilled Chicken with Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Grilled Salmon with Tomato Caper Vinaigrette
You'll find more of my favorite grilling recipes on my Grilling Recipes Board on Pinterest.
Grilled Kale Salad with Strawberries
- ½ bunch kale torn into large pieces
- 6 strawberries
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat grill with grill pan in place. Place kale in a bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and salt and pepper. Slice strawberries and set aside. In a small mason jar, shake remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil with the lemon juice.
- Add kale to grill pan and toss using tongs for about 2 minutes or until kale is slightly wilted and charred in a few places. Remove from grill and put back into bowl.
- Add strawberries to bowl and toss with dressing.
Thank you so much for sharing this kale salad with strawberries! Love your idea and this is the fam's new favorite!
I love making salads for summer. I have never thought of grilling the kale though. I'd like to definitely give this a try!
Hi Pam! Thanks for sharing this great recipe with me! I featured it in my recent post rounding-up some yummy non-dessert strawberry recipes! You can check it out at https://www.flipflopweekend.com/strawberry-recipes/
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Last summer I grilled romaine for the first time and I didn't think to try it with kale, great idea!
Alison's Allspice says
I have never thought to grill kale, it's the perfect idea to soften its texture! Pinned for later, Thanks!
Miz Helen says
Your salad looks yummy! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
You had me at strawberries. I questioned grilling a salad, but it looks good.
Wow! That's quite a combination. I've had my kale moment and have now moved on.
Wendy Klik says
Great salad and great post Pam....thanks for the smile.
I simple love everything about this salad.
I simply love everything about this salad.
Amy Arnold says
Yum! Love these fresh flavors for summer.
Straight A Style
What a wonderful lunch during the summer months. I hate eating heavy when it's hot outside. This looks and sounds fantastic.
Have a fabulous day, Pam. ☺