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    Hearty Kale Salad

    A riff on the classic warm spinach-and-bacon salad, this recipe features thin ribbons of kale instead. Any variety of kale works, but flatter-leaf lacinato kale makes it extra-special.


    • 6 cups kale, very thinly sliced; about 1/2 large bunch; tough stems removed
    • 2 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
    • 2 slices center-cut bacon
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt


    Step 1
    Place kale and eggs in a large bowl.
    Step 2
    Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Leaving the bacon fat in the pan, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Chop when cool enough to handle.
    Step 3
    Add oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt. Pour the mushroom mixture over the kale and eggs. Add the bacon and toss to combine.

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