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This bacon cabbage salad is warm, flavorful and the perfect meal. It has all the bold flavors of bacon with the earthy cabbage and nutty walnuts. Aged balsamic is the perfect glaze to this delicious vegetable salad.
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4.50 from 6 votes

Bacon Cabbage Salad

I love sharing new recipes with you guys and this bacon cabbage salad is one you are going to love! It is a salad that my mom has been making for our family for over 15 years. It is surprisingly easy to make yet it comes out seeming so fancy. This was one of the recipes of my moms I was most excited to learn how to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon cabbage recipe, easy cabbage salad, gluten free bacon cabbage salad
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 1 16 oz. package of nitrate-free, gluten-free bacon (I like Beelers)
  • 1 head purple cabbage chopped into thin strips
  • 1/2 C Feta cheese
  • 1/2 C raw walnuts chopped
  • 3 Tbls. gluten-free balsamic vinegar
  • Real Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pan cook bacon until crisp
  • Transfer bacon to a plate to cool
  • Remove HALF, only HALF of the bacon grease from the pan
  • Add cabbage to the bacon grease and cook until slightly tender (It should still be a bright purple. If you overcook it you will lose the vibrant color and be left with a purple cabbage)
  • Add balsamic vinegar, chopped bacon and as many walnuts as you prefer and toss lightly
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with Feta cheese and Real Salt to taste



Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.8mg