Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Bacon

Cabbage Salad With Bacon
Cabbage Salad With Bacon. Diana Rattray
  • 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.