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Sautéed Kale with Bacon and Almonds | Mommyhood's Diary

Sautéed Kale with Bacon and Almonds

This Sautéed Kale with Bacon and Almonds recipe is so simple, so easy, and so delicious. This dish is so full of flavor you even forget you're eating kale!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword kale, recipe, salad
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Author Oriana Romero


  • 3-4 pieces strips of bacon cut into small
  • 1 cup of onion diced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 lb of kale tough stems removed, leaves rinsed well and left damp, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup of almonds sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper optional


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, with the remains of fat from the bacon, sauté onion until translucent, about 2 -3 minutes. Add garlic and let cook for 1 minute, stir constantly. Add the kale, in batches, and mix well until everything is well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix. Add water, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 8 minutes, or until kale is tender.
  • Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and the cooked bacon. Mix to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with almonds and red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!


If you want you can substitute bacon for pancetta.