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Braised spring greens with bacon recipe

Braised spring greens with bacon recipe

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Looking for new ways to enjoy spring greens? In this recipe, braised greens are topped with crispy lardons and lemon juice. This is a great side dish for a spring roast. See method

  • Serves 4 as a side
  • 15 mins
  • 134 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 300g sliced spring greens
  • ½ vegetable stock pot, made up to 150ml
  • ½ lemon, juiced​

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    3g 13%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4g Protein 6.6g Fibre 2.1g


1. Heat the oil in a high-sided frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the bacon for 5 mins or until just beginning to crisp. Add the shallots and garlic; fry for another 3 mins.

2. Add the spring greens and stock; cook for 5-6 mins, stirring regularly, until the greens are tender and the stock has nearly cooked away. Squeeze in the lemon juice and season to taste.

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