Cabbage Bacon Salad

Cabbage Bacon Salad

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This Cabbage Bacon Salad is a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!

Everyone has their go-to coleslaw recipe, whether they finely grate their cabbage or coarsely chop it on a cutting board. Maybe it has red cabbage in it. Or vinegar, or just salad dressing and sugar. Honestly, I’m not too picky about my coleslaw. I pretty much like them all.

Serving cabbage salad for picnics

What makes this recipe different is the added bacon pieces–which people seem to really love and appreciate. I received so many compliments on it at a family gathering one year, I had to add it to my arsenal of recipes.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Cabbage Bacon Salad

  • small head cabbage
  • large carrots
  • green bell pepper
  • yellow onion
  • bacon

Dressing for the Salad

  • salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)
  • granulated sugar
  • apple cider vinegar

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for Salad

Gather all your ingredients do that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

In a large skillet, fry the bacon until brown and crispy. Set on paper towels to drain. Allow to cool and break into small pieces. Set aside.

Using a food processor or a box grater, coarsely grate cabbage and carrots.

Or you may use a sharp knife and cutting board to chop the cabbage, if you prefer.

Mixing the Vegetables and Bacon

With a Chef’s knife and cutting board, dice the green bell pepper and onion. Place prepared vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Add in the bacon pieces.

 

Prepare the Salad Dressing

In a glass measuring cup, combine salad dressing, granulated sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until smooth.

Mixing the Dressing into the Salad

Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

Refrigerate the salad for 1-2 hours before serving. This recipe will serve 8-10 people.

Close-Up of Salad

Serve Cabbage Bacon Salad with Kenny’s Cowboy Beans and Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole the next time you grill hamburgers. This salad is best served the day you make it.

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Recipe for Cabbage Bacon Salad

Cabbage Bacon Salad

Here's a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Barbecue, Cabbage, Picnics
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Stainless Skillet
Cuisinart Food Processor
Box Grater
Glass Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon fried and crumbled
  • 1 small head cabbage coarsely grated
  • 2 large carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup green pepper diced
  • 1 cup sweet onion minced

Dressing for the Salad:

  • 1 cup salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredient so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare Your Ingredients

  • In a large skillet, fry bacon until brown and crispy. Allow to cool and break into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Using a food processor or a box grater, coarsely grate the cabbage and peeled carrots. (Or you can even use a sharp knife and chop the cabbage that way.)
    Chop the green pepper, and mince the sweet onion.
  • Place the grated cabbage and carrots in a large mixing bowl. Add in the chopped green pepper, sweet onion, and bacon pieces.

Prepare the Salad Dressing

  • In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, combine the salad dressing, granulated sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. 8-10 servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3174IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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