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Kale, bacon and mushroom sauce

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
If you are looking at cooking kale but not entirely sure how, then try this easy sauce. Crispy bacon, mushroom and tangy lemon, the kale will go so well with this melody of flavour.

Ingredients

Pasta

200 g

Olive oil

1 tbs

Shortcut bacon

125 g, chopped

Red capsicum

1 medium, chopped

Mushrooms

200 g, sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), finely chopped

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, deseeded, finely chopped (optional)

Kale

200 g, chopped

Fresh lemon rind

2 tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

2 tbs

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons remaining oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Cook capsicum, mushrooms, garlic and chilli, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until softened. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Heat remaining oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add kale and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 6–8 minutes, adding ¼ cup (60ml) water halfway through cooking, or until tender. Return bacon and vegetables to pan with rind and juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss until combined. Serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Fusilli or elbow pasta. TIP: You can use silverbeet instead of kale.