Warm Kale Salad with Mussels and Bacon

Coastal Living
Warm Kale Salad with Mussels and Bacon Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Makes 4 servings


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6 thick bacon slices, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 1/2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 kale bunch, washed, trimmed, and cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet, and drain on paper towels.

2. Add mussels to skillet over medium-high heat and cook, shaking pan occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any that do not.) Place kale in a large bowl, and transfer mussels to bowl with a slotted spoon.

3. Add vinegar and remaining ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, and pour dressing over kale and mussels. Add bacon, tossing gently.

Created date

January 2015