Kale Stems with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
  • 1bunch curly kale, washed and dried
  • 4slices bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2tablespoons tahini
  • 2tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1tablespoon cider vinegar (optional)
  1. Remove leaves from kale, break into bite-size pieces, and set aside. Chop stems into thin rounds.
  2. Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook for 2 minutes; then add onion and chopped kale stems. Stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 40–45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown and very soft.
  3. Add reserved kale leaves, and stir. Cover, and cook for 6–8 additional minutes or until leaves are wilted fully. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir together tahini, maple syrup and cider vinegar, if using, in a small bowl. Drizzle over kale-bacon mixture before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Kale Stems with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1185 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 cup): 185 cal, 10g fat (5g mono, 3g poly, 3g sat), 7mg chol, 28mg sodium, 18g carb (3g fiber, 10g sugars), 4g protein