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Picnic Coleslaw

I usually prepare this distinctive, colorful coleslaw for picnics, block parties and potlucks. No matter where I take this tasty dish, people are always asking for the recipe. The bacon adds rich flavor to the fresh crisp carrots and cabbage. Plus, it travels well. —Karen Page, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 green onions with tips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, bacon and onions. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, mix vinegar, oil, sugar and salt; shake well. Just before serving, pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss.

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  • gunslinger
    Oct 29, 2020

    A delicious vinegar based slaw! The bacon addition really puts it over the top for flavor!

  • lshaw
    Nov 3, 2016

    Simple, straightforward, quick, and the addition of bacon makes it a hands-down winner! For our family of 4, I just used a bag of pre-shredded cole slaw mix with carrots already mixed in. Will absolutely make this again and again!

  • angelic0w
    May 2, 2015

    Fabulous coleslaw. I will make this recipe often.

  • Brenday
    Jun 25, 2013

    you dont have to worry about the mayo spoiling at a cook out. It was the best coleslaw. I like to top it off with a bit of shredded cheese

  • winsley
    May 30, 2011

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  • dalan
    Jan 13, 2011

    Great Cole slaw and easy! I made it for a party and everyone loved it. I used prepackaged cabbage for slaw but that's the only change I made!

  • after40
    Aug 19, 2006

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