Spicy Kale Salad

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Serve this unique, beautiful and healthy salad to your friends and family and they’ll be singing your praises. FARMER JOHN® Mild Jalapeno Bacon adds just the right note of spice and crunch.

PREP Time: 20 minutes (Note: this includes cooking the bacon as part of the prep time)

Servings: 4


  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch kale, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 package FARMER JOHN® Mild Jalapeno Premium Bacon, cooked and broken into thirds
  • 1 (10 oz.) package cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 (9.5 oz.) jar artichoke hearts in water, cut into quarters
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into wedges and sliced
  • 2 tbs. pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


Place vinegar, mustard and honey in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Whisk in olive oil until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Add kale to bowl and toss to coat evenly.

Place kale in a large shallow salad bowl. Arrange bacon, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cucumber and feta cheese over kale.

Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve.