Garlicky Bacon Cavolo Nero Side Dish
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Garlicky Bacon Cavolo Nero Side Dish

Garlicky Bacon Cavolo Nero Side Dish

with Toasted Hazelnuts | Perfect for sharing

Elevate a wide variety of mealtimes with this special starter or side dish. Extra garlicky greens are topped with bacon and toasted walnuts, for a dish which is as quick to make as it is delicious.


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Preparation Time15 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

25 grams


(Contains Nuts May contain Nuts)

90 grams

British Smoked Bacon Lardons

200 grams

Chopped Cavolo Nero


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)989 kJ
Energy (kcal)236 kcal
Fat18.8 g
of which saturates3.7 g
Carbohydrate3.9 g
of which sugars1.9 g
Protein13.3 g
Salt1.24 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Rolling Pin
Garlic Press
Small Bowl


Hey Hazelnuts

a) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

b) Roughly crush the hazelnuts in the unopened sachet using a rolling pin.

c) Heat a medium frying pan on medium heat (no oil). Once hot, add the hazelnuts and dry-fry, stirring regularly, until toasted, 2-3 mins. TIP: Watch them like a hawk as they can burn easily.

d) Once toasted, remove from the pan to a bowl and set aside. Keep the pan for the next step.

Bring on the Bacon

a) Return your (now empty) frying pan to medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil.

b) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.

c) Once cooked, add the lardons to a bowl and cover to keep warm. Keep the pan for the next step.

Finish and Serve

a) Pop the (now empty) frying pan back on high heat and add another drizzle of oil. TIP: Discard any tough stalks from the cavolo nero.

b) Once hot, add the cavolo nero and a splash of water and cover with a lid or some foil until wilted, 3-4 mins. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 1 min more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

c) Once the cavolo nero is cooked, add the bacon and hazelnuts to the pan. Mix together, then transfer to a serving dish to finish.


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