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Kale & Bacon Salad with Honey-Horseradish Vinaigrette

Totally scrumptious and packed with nutrition, this salad was my response to friends who asked how they could incorporate kale into their diets without sacrificing taste. It is also wonderful made with collard or mustard greens, prepared in the same fashion as the kale, or with a mix of spinach & arugula or watercress. —Elizabeth Warren, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


  • 10 kale leaves, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt


  • On a serving platter or individual plates, arrange kale and basil. Top with sprouts, bacon, cheese, avocado, egg and tomatoes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle over salad; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 236 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Nov 10, 2018

    I selected this recipe because of the vinaigrette ingredients. With all the ingredients that I love, I thought it was a sure win. I was sadly disappointed. I just did not like the resulting combo of flavor.

  • dzz1qy
    Jan 24, 2015

    Very good!

  • scrapo
    Jun 21, 2014

    wow yum!

  • Julisking
    Jan 6, 2014

    I never knew kale was so yummy. The dressing is great!

  • thisisfun
    Jul 3, 2013

    Wonderful recipe and a great way to use kale. I used only 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil and didn't notice it was missing.