Apple, Cabbage, and Bacon Slaw
This slaw is a fantastic side dish to almost anything. It’s great with BBQ on a warm summer day, or a big hunk of roasted or braised meat that we currently enjoy in these colder months. I really love coleslaw because it has great flavor and texture. It’s a big crunchy salad that always has a lot going on – cabbage, apples, bacon, fresh herbs, creamy mayonnaise, sharp mustard, and I could go on!
In my opinion, the smoked bacon and the dressing really make this slaw a special one. It would go perfectly with my roast pork recipe! Together, it would make a lovely Sunday supper, but is easy enough to whip together for an everyday meal.
Apple, Cabbage, and Bacon Slaw (makes 6 cups)
(Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen)
6 strips bacon
1/2 head of napa cabbage (green cabbage or red cabbage works equally fine)
2 Mcintosh apples, unpeeled, halved, cored, and sliced thin
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 bunch of fresh chives, chopped
1/4 cup grainy mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Pinch of sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fry the bacon in a skillet over low heat until crisp and then drain on paper towels. Combine the rest of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Fold the ingredients together until everything is coated and creamy; season with salt and pepper.