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Picnic Coleslaw Recipe
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Picnic Coleslaw Recipe

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I usually prepare this distinctive, colorful coleslaw for picnics, block parties and potlucks. No matter where I take this tasty dish, people are always asking for the recipe. The bacon adds rich flavor to the fresh crisp carrots and cabbage. Plus, it travels well. —Karen Page, St. Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 green onions with tips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, bacon and onions. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, mix vinegar, oil, sugar and salt; shake well. Just before serving, pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Coleslaw in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p39

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Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"Fabulous coleslaw. I will make this recipe often."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"you dont have to worry about the mayo spoiling at a cook out. It was the best coleslaw. I like to top it off with a bit of shredded cheese"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Great Cole slaw and easy! I made it for a party and everyone loved it. I used prepackaged cabbage for slaw but that's the only change I made!"

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