Cabbage, carrot and bell pepper are marinated in a light dressing, and tossed with fresh crumbled bacon just before serving. One of our favorite summer salads. To make it easy, I use a food processor for the shredding.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrot, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over the cabbage mixture, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

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  • Place the bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Drain, cool and crumble. Toss crumbled bacon with salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

157.9 calories; 3.5 g protein; 10.3 g carbohydrates; 13.1 mg cholesterol; 275 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
I followed thie recipe exactly, but forgot to toss the bacon in before serving. Even with that error, it was a 5 star at our table. :) It's like coleslaw, but doesn't taste heavy & saucy like coleslaw sometimes does - it's very light & flavorful. I hand chopped/sliced everything to avoid the "shredded coleslaw from a bag" look & it was well worth it. It was very pretty w/ the thicker cabbage slices, green bell pepper pieces, thin red onion slices, & matchstick carrot pieces! I found the amounts called for in the recipe were spot on - the dressing is the right amount for a perfect light coating & after 5 hours in the fridge, it blended nicely without getting that soupy pool at the bottom of the bowl like other coleslaw recipes I've tried. We really enjoyed it with our Sloppy Joes II sandwiches. Thank you very much for sharing this! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
I followed thie recipe exactly, but forgot to toss the bacon in before serving. Even with that error, it was a 5 star at our table. :) It's like coleslaw, but doesn't taste heavy & saucy like coleslaw sometimes does - it's very light & flavorful. I hand chopped/sliced everything to avoid the "shredded coleslaw from a bag" look & it was well worth it. It was very pretty w/ the thicker cabbage slices, green bell pepper pieces, thin red onion slices, & matchstick carrot pieces! I found the amounts called for in the recipe were spot on - the dressing is the right amount for a perfect light coating & after 5 hours in the fridge, it blended nicely without getting that soupy pool at the bottom of the bowl like other coleslaw recipes I've tried. We really enjoyed it with our Sloppy Joes II sandwiches. Thank you very much for sharing this! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
I followed thie recipe exactly, but forgot to toss the bacon in before serving. Even with that error, it was a 5 star at our table. :) It's like coleslaw, but doesn't taste heavy & saucy like coleslaw sometimes does - it's very light & flavorful. I hand chopped/sliced everything to avoid the "shredded coleslaw from a bag" look & it was well worth it. It was very pretty w/ the thicker cabbage slices, green bell pepper pieces, thin red onion slices, & matchstick carrot pieces! I found the amounts called for in the recipe were spot on - the dressing is the right amount for a perfect light coating & after 5 hours in the fridge, it blended nicely without getting that soupy pool at the bottom of the bowl like other coleslaw recipes I've tried. We really enjoyed it with our Sloppy Joes II sandwiches. Thank you very much for sharing this! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I have been eating this stuff all day. It is so good! The only thing I would say is that I had to use more than 3 T mayo for a small head of cabbage. But anyway I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks so much Gail! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
The only reason I made this is I had leftover cabbage from another meal. It's pretty good and obviously easy to make. I had everything but a green pepper on hand. I did have a red one though. I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2009
this is absoloutly delicious so easy to make served with garlic bread but i used chicken instead of bacon and it was fantastic Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2011
Excellent cabbage salad although I would describe it more like a cole slaw but maybe that's a regional thing. The dressing was light and tasty without being overbearing. The amount of dressing yielded by these measurements seemed awfully bare to me so I doubled it and still felt like I had just enough sauce to coat the ingredients. No complaints about the recipe itself though as this has turned out to be a tasty treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2014
I have always hated cabbage salad.....this stuff was fabulous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
I made this but as always I tweaked it a bit. I used a red bell pepper to add a little more color. Used miracle whip instead of mayonaise (that's the southern way) and used a mixture of Bragg's apple cider vinegar and lime juice instead of the white vinegar. Turned out fabulous! Read More