Apple Bacon Coleslaw


Apple Bacon Coleslaw

10 Min

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it also adds a whole new twist to one of our long-time favorites! Between the crunch of the cabbage, the tartness of the apple, and the smokiness of the bacon, our Apple Bacon Coleslaw is truly a winner.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, hot sauce, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add coleslaw mix and apple, and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with bacon and serve, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.




  • If you prefer your coleslaw chilled, refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
  • And if you can't get your fill of bacon, we've got loads of bacon recipes on our website, so check 'em out! Take a look at our Bacon and Cheese Potato Casserole -- incredible!

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I always use tart crispy apple in my slaw. However, I use sour cream and mix it with the sugar/vinegar/salt/pepper. Don't care for mayo. Like the bacon crumbles and will add that, as well as shredded carrot and slivered green pepper and green onion. Five star with my changes.

I made this. It was great. I added a small chopped onion and it was fabulous. I think I will add either raisins or currants next time for variation. I also only used tsp hot sauce. And I used organic maple sugar instead of regular sugar.

Try the orange infused dried cranberries (I get them at Sprouts) in the slaw, it get rave reviews from my recipe tasters. The organic maple sugar sounds tasty, especially that it is organic! Such a BIG difference over the short and long run. Buy organic, buy local!!!

Absolutely fabulous, simple to make, with ingredients I had on hand, this was a superb version of a coleslaw.

Why only three stars if "absolutely fabulous"??

This was SOOO good but, I didn't use the olive oil - just used the bacon grease, instead and it was DELICIOUS!! Will definitely make this again . . .


This was delicious, though I did make a few minor adjustments. First, I eliminated the olive oil, there is plenty of oil in this recipe from the mayonnaise and bacon. Also, I had to eliminate the hot sauce. This was served to many people with varying tastes, some of whom do not tolerate spicy foods well. The combination of tangy and smoky were fabulous. Was even better the next day after being chilled and the juices set up!

Sounds yummy, will try tonight. Thanks for all the good recipes.

Why, oh why do people comment on a recipe they haven't tried. "Sounds delicious and different, can't wait to try it!" adds no value. Make the recipe and THEN rate it and comment. No one cares if you think it SOUNDS good. Sheesh!

Are you having a bad day? I think readers are just trying to be KIND!!!

Even though I think this could have been said more kindly, I must agree. I look at the comments to get comments from those who have actually made the recipe. This is not a social media where we need to post our opinion of how a recipe sounds or looks. It is frustrating to look for real, experienced opinions and find post after post of how good it "looks" and when they will make it.

I agree with americanbeauty and jennyg2. I want insight from only those that have tried it.

Sounds delicious and different, can't wait to try it!


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