Kale And Turkey Bacon Salad

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

So folks, how are you doing? It is too soon to bring you another delicious kale salad recipe?

You know, to me it seems like it was only yesterday that I posted the equally delicious shredded kale and spinach salad recipe, but looking back on that it was actually April!

Still, summer time officially started here in the U.K. on 21st June so it’s probably more appropriate now eh?

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

But really, who cares what time of year it is anyway?

This kale and turkey bacon salad is good enough AND SHOULD be enjoyed at any time of the year seeing as how kale is known to have the largest amount of antioxidants of any other fruit or vegetable.

Not only that kale is a great low calorie source of fibre, calcium, and iron. Packed with vitamins K, A, and C it also contains minerals which have been found to decrease the risk of cancer.

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

What I particularly liked (there’s a lot to like) about this recipe, is that when I made it to take into work as a packed lunch the garlicky balsamic dressing had permeated and marinated even deeper into all of the salad ingredients.

Those combined flavours made my lunch a truly pleasurable experience.

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

It’s not that I’m saying my lunches aren’t usually a great tasty experience, but it’s probably more so that it was good to have a change from a home made soup which is what I have most days.

Or perhaps that day I had a particular craving for something nutrient rich and this kale and turkey bacon salad was what my body was asking for?

I don’t know. Let’s just agree that kale is a brilliant vegetable in all respects!

5 from 1 vote
Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!
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Kale And Turkey Bacon Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option with a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing.

Servings: 2 people
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the dressing: -
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
For the salad: -
  • 30 g of pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp . Olive Oil
  • 200 g shredded kale
  • 4 rashers of turkey bacon , diced
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 50 g soft goats cheese , chopped
Instructions
Make the dressing: -
  1. Place the garlic, salt, black pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard into a jar and shake well together. Taste and add a dash of lemon if required to make it a bit sharper.
Make the salad: -
  1. Gently dry fry the pine nuts in a large pan or wok until toasted then set aside.
  2. Gently heat the olive oil in the pan
  3. Add the kale to the pan and sauté it a little until it's still got a bit of a crunch but hasn't wilted. Remove the kale from the pan and place it into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the diced bacon to the pan and cook until no longer pink, but not crunchy. Remove from the pan and add to the mixing bowl with the kale.
  5. Add the toasted pine nuts, goats cheese and diced tomato and using your hands combine the salad well together.
  6. Pour the garlic mustard dressing over the salad and using your hands combine well together.
  7. Divide the salad between plates and scatter the goats cheese over the top.

Nutrition Facts
Kale And Turkey Bacon Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.6g 55%
Saturated Fat 9.4g 47%
Cholesterol 33.2mg 11%
Sodium 540.5mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 12.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Sugars 5.2g
Protein 13.1g 26%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 153%
Calcium 14%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

So folks how was your weekend past?

Last weekend saw Lady Lynne, myself and her parents Grace and Chas attend the wedding of Lynne’s cousin at The Byre Inchyra, a stunning location at Glencarse situated between Perth and Dundee.


The weather was kind and the happy couple enjoyed an outdoor ceremony attended by close family and friends.

Wedding at The Byre Inchyra

All in all it’s been a pretty reasonable summer so far and I’m seriously hoping I can get the BBQ out next Saturday when we’ll be entertaining Luc and Erin.

And hopefully I’ll be able to bring you all those other salad recipes I’ve got planned.

Hope you can join me next Tuesday for a brand new budget recipe, chicken chorizo and courgette casserole which features that great summer vegetable, the courgette (zucchini) that’s in plentiful cheap supply at the moment!

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Kale and turkey bacon salad is a delicious and easy to prepare lunch or dinner option. With a tangy garlicky balsamic dressing it makes for an amazingly simple nutritious quick healthy meal!

Comments

  1. What a fun photo from the wedding! I always appreciate the full Scottish dress, and I kinda wish I had a kilt and jacket. But I’m not sure where I would wear it! 🙂 I love the salad here, too, Neil. I don’t often go the kale route, but you might have convinced me to give it a shot here. And I agree with you about turkey bacon on salad! It adds a nice boost of flavor without the extra calories. Perfect for a light lunch! I hope you and Lynne have a great weekend ahead, my friend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks David, we try and wear our kilts at any available opportunity. My first Kilt lasted 20 years and I would have happily kept it forever but my wife (Lynne) insisted that I got married in a new kilt which is actually my families tartan, Cameron. (my mothers side of the family, she’s Scottish and my father’s English).

      Kale isn’t something I always enjoyed but nowadays I actually love it. And I prefer it over green cabbage, which is strange I know.

      Can’t wait for the weekend, have a great weekend too! 🙂

  2. Neil, I happen to be a huge fan of kale – throw in bacon with kale and I become an EPIC fan! This salad sounds delicious – I see how that tangy garlicky balsamic dressing accentuated all the ingredients in this salad as the day went by before you enjoyed it for lunch! Your co-workers must love sitting next to ya so they can get whiffs of all your creations and even try them from time to time!
    I saw those wedding pictures you posted on Facebook – lovely setting – wishing Andrew and Claire much happiness in the years to come!
    And…looking forward to that casserole – is it with zucchini? 🙂
    Hope you and lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your kind comment on my post.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ah, I see that we have another thing in common then Shashi. Kale. 🙂

      It’s funny how you should mention about my co-workers sitting next to me as I was paranoid after eating this at work and realising there might be an overpowering smell of garlic permeating from me, but no one said anything. Perhaps they’re just used to me by now. 😉

      Have a great weekend too, we’ll be hoping and praying the situation improves.

  3. Love kale, love bacon, let’s do this. Also, what a gorgeous wedding. DIGGING the kilts. Show off those legs, laddies!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Such a great combination kale and bacon don’t ya think Susie?

      Aye, it was a really good wedding. I could have done with having a few glasses of wine to fully join in the celebrations but I was chief chauffeur that day. There were kilts all round including yours truly 😉

  4. This would DEFINITELY help me get the KALE DOWN the hatch – as I don’t really eat it ever because I am not a fan…. UNLESSSSSS it’s covered in LOADS of fat! 😉

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Kale’s just really quite bland on its own don’t you think GiGi?

      But with turkey bacon it tastes just fantastic. 🙂

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