Honey Spiced Grilled Peach Kale Salad

Posted By ,May 30, 2016

kale salad with cranberries

The summer brings about family, fun and of course your relative’s “signature” must have side dish.  Create a stand out crowd pleaser and try this non-traditional vegetarian side option that packs mesmerizing colors and bold flavors. The peaches are grilled until caramelized, sweet and juicy. Paired with kale greens, un-salted roasted sunflower seeds for crunch, dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar, this salad is a “super star.”

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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes

2-3 bunches of kale, cleaned and shredded
2 peaches, cut in wedges
2 tablespoon dried cranberries
2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (un-salted)
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey
¼ teaspoon cajun spice
¼ cup balsamic vinegar


1. On a cutting board, remove large base stems from kale.  You should be left with the edible leaves.  Stack the kale leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar.  Using a shard knife shred the kale, cutting into small strips.  Place in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl add your sliced peach wedges, oil, honey and cajun spice.  Toss to fully coat and refrigerate for approximately 15 minutes.

3. On a charcoal or gas and/or home grill set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Add marinated peaches. Cook until charred, soft and caramelized.  Remove from grill and set aside in a glass bowl.