Apple Bacon Coleslaw

This is, seriously, the BEST coleslaw I have ever tasted! Forget, for a moment, that there’s bacon in it, what really makes this coleslaw amazing is the dressing.  The honey, orange juice and fresh lemon juice all work together to give it that extra pop of flavor that most coleslaws lack.
But what pushes this recipe over the top, of course, is the bacon!  It infuses everything with a bit of smokiness and touch of saltiness that takes this dish from exceptional to one you’ll crave long after it’s gone.
Adapted from Ghetto Foodie.
Apple Bacon Coleslaw
In a very large bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Whisk Dressing Ingredients
Shred the cabbage, slice the green onions and chop the apples.  Add everything to the bowl with the dressing and stir to combine.


Since this recipe calls for ½ pound of bacon, I actually cut the unopened package of bacon in half and use that.   To make things even easier, I cut the bacon into small pieces before frying them.  Not only does it seem to fry quicker, but it’s less messy!


Drain the bacon and add it to the bowl.  Stir this all together, cover and throw it in the fridge for at least 01 hour.  The longer you let it sit, the better it’s going to taste!  It needs time to let the smokiness of the bacon infuse into the other ingredients.

Add the Bacon

After the flavors have had a chance to incorporate, dish it up and savor the yumminess!

Apple Bacon Coleslaw

Apple Bacon Coleslaw


  • ¼ Cup cider vinegar
  • 01 Cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ Cup honey
  • ¼ Cup orange juice
  • 02 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 02 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 01 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 01 head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 01 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 04 small, green apples, chopped
  • ½ pound bacon, fried crispy and cut into small pieces


  • In a large bowl, whisk dressing ingredients
  • Add cabbage, green onions, apples and bacon
  • Stir until combined well
  • Refrigerate 01 hour to overnight to let flavors combine


This dish really benefits from letting it set a few hours to let the flavors meld and the smokiness from the bacon infuse into the other ingredients!


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