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Cabbage Bacon Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Cabbage Bacon Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Vinaigrette Cabbage Bacon Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Buttermilk vinaigrette and crispy bacon bring this cabbage salad back to life. It's creamy, tasty and flavorful. A delicious way to turn an economical ingredient into a tasty dish.














1 pound cabbage
finely slice or shredded
1 carrots
peeled and grated
½ cup red onion
thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
6 slices bacon
cut into small pieces, about 1/4-inch
½ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
½ teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons honey
salt and black pepper
to taste


Add the cabbage, carrot and onion to a large colander. Sprinkle with salt, toss, place over a bowl or in the sink and allow to marinate for 1 to 4 hours.

Rinse the cabbage, carrot and red onion under cold running water.

Press to drain without squeezing the cabbage. Allow to drain for 15 minutes to one hour.

Pat the cabbage, carrot and red onion dry with a few sheets of papper towel.

At this stage, you can put the cabbage, carrot and red onion into a zipper bag and refrigerate until you are ready to make the salad. This can be done up to one day ahead.

Whenever you want to make the salad.

Add the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, and fry the bacon until they are crisp and brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Transfer the cooked bacon pieces with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with a few layers of paper towels. Discard all but two tablespoons of the bacon drippings.

Meanwhile in a bowl, add the buttermilk, bacon drippings, vinegar, caraway seeds, dry mustard and honey, whisk until well blended.

In a large bowl, add the cabbage, carrot, and red onions.

Pour the buttermilk dressing over the vegetables, and toss until well mixed.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste if needed.

You can serve it right away.

Or you can cover it with a large piece of plastic wrap or transfer into a air-tight container.

Keeps wonderfully for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 141g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12252% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 622mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 7% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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