Kale With Bacon & Dried Cherries Full Fat Version!

Kale w/ Bacon and Steak

I love kale.  I never ate this growing up but recently I heard through Dr. Mercola’s website, that Kale is one of the most nutritious plants on the earth and I needed to “add more leafy greens” to my diet.

I have used it in soups many times.  I thought it would taste good sauteed in bacon drippings.  Here is my recipe.  I have a surprise note at the end of this recipe.




1 bunch of kale (stems removed, chopped into bite size pieces)

1 garlic clove (chopped)

3 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)

1/4 cup dried fruit, chopped (I used cherry’s for their tartness)

optional: left over steak, cut into small pieces

In cast iron skillet, cook bacon and cut into pieces.  Add chopped garlic, kale, dried cherries.  I added a bit of water to steam/cook the kale until wilted.

This is quite delicious served as is.  I usually never have any left over to see if this would taste good as a ‘cold salad’ but my son had leftover’s in the refer.  I tossed this mixture with cooked sprouted brown rice (also cold left overs), added a touch of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  And I happy to report, YES! this is good hot or cold.   I think next time I will add chopped nuts, perhaps walnuts or almonds.

All ingredients are best if properly prepared, soaked, sprouted, and grass fed.

Veggies are best when organic.  Yum! Enjoy.:)

About Lisa Wilcox

Mother of three, wife of a farmer, foodie, tendency toward primal diet & lifestyle, soccer mom, Yoga, Swimming, Mac & Apple, living in the northwest, small boutique herd of grass fed and finished Angus Beef.
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One Response to Kale With Bacon & Dried Cherries Full Fat Version!

  1. Lisa, I LOVE Kale. I especially enjoy making Kale chips at home. Thank you for this recipe.