Grilling kale gives it fantastic toasty flavor.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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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.