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Warm kale, bacon and lentil salad with poached egg recipe

Warm kale, bacon and lentil salad with poached egg recipe

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Simple to make and very good to eat, this easy to follow recipe really will make midweek family cooking a breeze. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 300 calories / serving


  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 rashers unsmoked back bacon
  • 1 x 206g (7oz) pack tenderleaf kale
  • 1 x 390g (14oz) tin green lentils
  • 4 medium free range eggs
  • 1tbsp white white vinegar
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 28%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    2.4g 40%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.9g Protein 22g Fibre 1.3g


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and bacon and cook for a further 5 minutes until crisp.
  2. Stir through the kale and lentils and cook for 4 minutes. Keep warm.
  3. Fill a medium pan half full with water and bring to the boil. Crack an egg into a ramekin. Add the vinegar to the water, reduce to a simmer and whisk the water to create a whirlpool. Quickly slip the egg into the whirlpool and simmer for 3 minutes. Repeat with the 3 remaining eggs.
  4. Spoon the salad onto 4 plates and top each with a poached egg. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

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