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Using Garden Vegetables – Grilled Kale

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As we shared with you a few days ago, over the next couple of months we are going to share some fun and tasty new recipes with you, using garden veggies.  We have teamed up with some of the best blogs to bring you this new feature to our site!

Have you ever heard of “grilled kale“?  Or even better how about Apple Bacon Grilled Kale?  Up until I seen this recipe I had never heard of grilling kale.  We always use kale in our smoothies and fresh salads, but never like this before.  I’m very excited to try this recipes it looks delish’!


Apple Bacon Grilled Kale

  • 8 kale leaves
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked
  • 1 tbsp bacon grease
  • 1 tbsp apple juice (appx. ¼ fresh apple)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (appx. ½ lemon)
  • Sea salt to taste

Combine the bacon grease, apple juice, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Leaving your kale in full leaves, coat the kale in the liquid mixture. Place coated leaves on grill for about 3 minutes. Turn leaves and grill on the other side for about another 3 minutes. Depending on your grill, the cook times may be a little different. Watch the kale closely to avoid burning it.

Remove the kale from the grill. Crumble the slice of bacon into bits and sprinkle over the kale leaves. You can also add a little bit of sea salt, but do so sparingly! The bacon should add plenty of saltiness to compliment the sweet and sour flavors of the juices.

If, you like this recipe you may also enjoy Bacon and Mushroom Spinach Salad

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