Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Here's a way to make the most of craveable flavors like bacon and maple, in a dish that's still got plenty of nutritional value. The bacon drippings go into the salad dressing, along with mustard, vinegar, and maple syrup for a simple side dish that pairs well with grains, veggies, pastas, or proteins. It's low in sodium and sat fat, but tastes luxurious! 

How to Make It

Cook chopped bacon slices in a small skillet over medium until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in pan. Over low heat, whisk in vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper. Toss warm dressing with kale; sprinkle evenly with bacon.