Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Bacon Recipe

Crunchy cabbage salad

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
141 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 22mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 slices bacon (cooked, drained, and diced)
  • 4 cups cabbage (1/2 medium head or a small head, chopped or shredded)
  • 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 (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crunchy cabbage salad
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  2. Toss the bacon, cabbage, green onion, and celery seeds together in a large bowl.

    Toss ingredients into bowl
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  3. In a large cup or small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, apple cider, and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

    Whisk mayo
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  4. Add salt and pepper, to taste, along with more sugar and vinegar, if desired.

    Add salt and pepper
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  5. Add the dressing mixture to the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.

    Add dressing to salad
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  6. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. 

Tips

  • 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.