We should all add a little more green to our diets. Did you know that a recent study confirms that Canadian’s aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables? If you’re looking for quick and easy ways to add fresh vegetables to your meal, give this simple and fast kale and bacon recipe a try.
Bacon makes everything better, but that’s especially true if you want to punch up the flavour of leafy greens. Kale is a pretty tough vegetable, so it’s stable enough to cook with rustic meat like bacon. And if you want to make sure you’re getting the right nutrients in your diet, adding kale is a great place to start. Kale is high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals and it can also help in digestion and cardiovascular support.
This recipe is versatile and you can add other ingredients to it to make it your own. Any type of kale is fine, although I prefer to use curly kale. Feel free to use pancetta or prosciutto instead of bacon or skip the meat entirely. Add sautéed onions for more flavour or some red chili flakes to add a bit of heat. When apples are in season, you can also add those for an autumn-inspired meal. Pair it as a side dish with pork tenderloin, pork chops or ribs. You can even enjoy this kale recipe on its own with quinoa or brown rice and make it vegetarian/vegan.
- 1 large bunch of kale or 2 small bunches, chopped
- 5 piece of bacon cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the olive oil to a non-stick skillet and heat over medium high heat.
- Add the bacon and cook to your liking.
- Add the chopped kale, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Stir so all the ingredients get well incorporated.
- Cook until kale is bright green (about 2 minutes).
- Serve and enjoy!
What are your favourite kale recipes? Let us know in the comments!
Recipe by: Ashley Maniw
Featured image source: Honestly Healthy Foods