My father used to enjoy making this when we were kids. Now I make it for potlucks, and it's a huge crowd pleaser!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain, cool, and crumble.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mayonnaise, and sugar.

  • In a large bowl, mix the bacon, kidney beans, cabbage, celery, parsley, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the vinegar dressing mixture over the salad, and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 23.9mg 8% DV; sodium 1013.2mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
I made this with Splenda instead of sugar and added 1/2 cup each: chopped sweet red pepper and chopped green onion. We had it with Calhoun's pork BBQ for a 4th of July picnic. Wow! It was so good and crunchy! Perfect with the BBQ. A 5-star hit for sure! Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
I made this with Splenda instead of sugar and added 1/2 cup each: chopped sweet red pepper and chopped green onion. We had it with Calhoun's pork BBQ for a 4th of July picnic. Wow! It was so good and crunchy! Perfect with the BBQ. A 5-star hit for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
Would give this 6 's if I could. Very fresh. Lots of chopping but worth it. I'm not very good at measuring "cups" of vegetables--for this recipe I used 1 head of cabbage 1 small bunch of celery and 1/2 an onion. We're not big fans of raw onion so reserved a little bit of bacon grease to cook the onion prior to combining with other ingredients (after draining well). This recipe is a great way to deliciously add cabbage to your diet!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2004
This was a hit at the last family BBQ! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2004
I liked the bacon flavor and the vinagrette was tasty but the appearance wasn't very appealing. It's basically cole slaw with bacon and kidney beans. The bacon was an asset but I didn't care for the kidney beans in it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2005
good quick salad that's good for you and filling Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
VERY Good. I was looking for something to help use up my left over shredded cabbage and man this was well worth it. They were out of parsley at the store (I know like you would expect the store to be out of parsley) so I used cilantro instead which also gave it a nice flavor! Thanks so much I will munch on this salad for the next few days! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
We really like the flavors in this salad. Nice blend of tangy and savory. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
This is a beautiful easy refreshing salad. It was easy to execute. I used red and white kideney beans for visual interest. Its delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
Like a kidney bean coleslaw! This recipe is quick and delicious. I did however change a few of the quantities. I used 3 strips of thick cut bacon instead of the 10 strips this recipe called for and reduced the celery to 1/3 cup. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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