Grilling kale gives it fantastic toasty flavor.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
Con Poulos

1. Grilled Kale with Garlic, Chiles and Bacon

The smartest way to prepare kale for grilling is blanching it so it becomes tender and doesn't burn.

2. Kale-and-Scallion Negimaki

Serve these elegant Japanese-inspired rolls as a summer cookout hors d'oeuvre.

3. Grilled Kale Toasts

Con Poulos

Smoky grilled kale gets tossed in a tangy yogurt dressing and mounded on crusty bread in this no-fuss starter.

4. Grilled Pizza with Greens and Egg

© Nicole Franzen

Try topping this delicious grilled pizza with Tuscan kale.

5. Squash-and-Kale Toasts

Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta is a huge fan of kale—especially when it's combined with sweet roasted squash. Look for Tuscan kale (also called Lacinato or Dinosaur kale) when possible; it's tender and tasty. You can eat these toasts as an afternoon snack or serve them to guests during cocktail hour.
John Kernick

Tuscan kale stars in these tasty toasts.