Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Bacon Recipe

Cabbage Salad With Bacon
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
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This delicious cabbage salad is made with green onions and bacon, along with a flavorful mayonnaise and oil dressing. A little celery seed adds extra flavor to this salad. It's a good salad to serve with grilled food, burgers, etc. Or feel free to omit the bacon and use it as a topping for pulled pork or fish tacos.

If you want a little more crunch or a variety of vegetables, some possibilities are shredded carrots, finely chopped cucumbers chopped celery, diced red, green, or orange bell pepper, chopped spinach, pine nuts, or sunflower seeds. 

What You'll Need

  • 8 to 10 slices bacon, cooked, drained, diced
  • 4 cups chopped or shredded cabbage (1/2 medium head or a small head)
  • 4 to 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. Toss the bacon, cabbage, green onion, and celery seeds together in a large bowl.
  2. In a large cup or small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, apple cider, and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Add salt and pepper, to taste, along with more sugar and vinegar, if desired. Add the dressing mixture to the cabbage mixture; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

The salad will develop more flavor if it is made and refrigerated for a few hours before serving.

For extra flavor and crunch, feel free to add other vegetables or nuts. Here are some suggestions:
Shredded carrots, finely chopped cucumbers chopped celery, diced red, green, or orange bell pepper, chopped spinach, pine nuts, or sunflower seeds.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
141 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)