Fat Angel’s Baby Kale Salad (with Bacon, Marcona Almonds, Roasted Chicken . . . ), at home

A couple of weeks back, my mother and also I remained in search of supper along the Fillmore passage and also dining establishment after dining establishment– Delfina, SPQR, DOSA, State Bird Provisions– we set out, with delay times numerous hrs long. Our late beginning, absence of appointment (or calling in advance) did us no supports, neither did the flooding of added people in the area for Outside Lands. Gladly, Mom detected Fat Angel stashed down O’Farrell with just a fifteen min delay– and also evaluating by the line of individuals that showed up behind us and also the jam-packed dining establishment, our timing was best and also we remained in for a wonderful dish.

Their food selection, while restricted in gluten-free choices, is to need– cheese and also charcuterie attribute greatly (drool!), as do flatbreads and also passionate salads– home cooking done effectively in a cozy, welcoming setting with a pleasant team. It’s absolutely created to match their considerable beer as well as a glass of wine food selection– if you delight in Belgian beer, specifically, this area is for you! Plainly I avoided the suds and also bread-centric alternatives, rather zeroing in on their child kale salad covered with bacon, Marcona almonds, Parmesan and also baked hen.

I can not think about a time when I’ve had kale combined with anything besides sausage, definitely never ever in a salad, so I really did not actually understand what to anticipate. When it came to the table, I was struck by its dimension, HUGE!– in justness, I was advised by our remarkable web server, Derek, that it was a charitable section– conveniently sufficient for me to make a dish out of PLUS a side salad for my eating buddy. The preference? Sensational. The child environment-friendlies were well clothed with a tasty vinaigrette, and also were very tender, definitely no massage therapy was needed, unlike their mature equivalents. The almonds and also bacon included a wonderful quantity of structure (I absolutely really did not miss out on the breadcrumbs) as well as compound, in addition to the extremely tasty roast poultry. I’m everything about salads that are extra toppings-heavy, particularly if I’m making a dish out of one, so this recipe was a victor all over.

For my homemade variation, I utilize the “Power to the Greens” mix from Trader Joe’s, a mix of 3 infant environment-friendlies: kale, swiss chard and also spinach. It provides a little added range in taste, appearance as well as shade (love those green swiss chard stems!) than straight-up child kale, as well as the cost can not be defeated. If you do not have a Trader Joe’s neighboring, Earthbound Farms supplies a the same power mix in addition to child kale alone, as well as their items are offered across the country. (P.S. Try these environment-friendlies in fundamental risotto– mixed in right before the Parmesan, they’ll shrivel ever before so somewhat and also make making a side veg unneeded [or much less essential?])

Switching over equipments, I recognize I’m constantly trying to find brand-new and also amazing methods to jazz up remaining baked hen, so this is a wonderful dish to make if you have some to consume! Hope you appreciate this passionate salad as long as I do!

Child Power Greens (Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach) Salad with Bacon, Marcona Almonds, Roasted Chicken and also Parmesan

Heather Sage

Prep work Time: 15 mins

Offers: 1– 2 as a main dish



  • 2– 3 thick-cut pieces of prepared bacon (get oil for clothing), tear right into bite-size items
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) Marcona almonds, divided each nut right into 2 fifty percents
  • 2 tbsps (14 grams) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces (113 grams, from concerning 1 bust) baked poultry, shredded
  • 5 ounce bag Trader Joe’s Power to the Greens Mix (Baby Kale, Baby Swiss Chard as well as Baby Spinach)


  • 1 tbsp (14 grams) scheduled bacon oil (otherwise sufficient, supplement with olive oil to make 1 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsps (28 grams) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 grams) smooth Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsps (10 grams) cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 grams) lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


Preparation salad components:

Prepare as well as reserve active ingredients for salad (prepared bacon via eco-friendlies).

Make clothing:

In a little gauging mug with spout, incorporate scheduled bacon oil and also olive oil (you’ll have 3 tbsps of grease/oil total amount); alloted. In a tiny blending dish (2-quart), blend with each other Dijon mustard, cider vinegar as well as lemon juice. Blending strongly, really gradually gather grease/oil blend up until clothing is emulsified. Period to taste with Kosher salt as well as black pepper.

Construct and also offer salads:

Place eco-friendlies a big blending dish (4-quart+), drizzle clothing over leading and also throw to layer each fallen leave well (I do make use of every one of the clothing– it might appear like a too much quantity, yet the environment-friendlies can manage it). Include torn bacon, almond fifty percents and also shredded poultry, throw to layer with dressing/distribute throughout. Split salad in between offering bowls and also spray Parmesan over top. Offer quickly!

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