This will be a quick post. This salad is really loosely based on some paleo salad recipe that I found and Jack made a while back. We really liked it, but this time it’s edited to use up whatever we had in the house this time around. The basis for that salad was sauteing the kale in bacon fat and then crumbling that bacon over the top. This is an excellent side dish, assuming you like bacon and kale. I’ve brightened up this salad with apples, onions, and carrots, cooked along with the kale, and cherry tomatoes added at the end. I like the little yellow ones, as they are sweet, and they are hot house-grown, so they are still decent in January.
If you don’t like some of these ingredients, leave them out! Well, not the kale or bacon. If you don’t like those, find a different recipe. If you can’t eat commercial bacon, consider making your own bacon. But the joy of salads is that they are malleable. Make them your own.