Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw

This warm apple and cabbage slaw gets bright flavor from apple-cider vinegar and a salty, savory punch from bacon. Try this easy side dish with chicken kebabs for a quick and healthy dinner.

Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw
Photo: Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Chelsea Zimmer / Kay Clarke
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 2 slices lower-sodium, less-fat bacon, chopped

  • 4 cups coarsely shredded red cabbage

  • 1 ⅓ cups thinly sliced apple

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Cook bacon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in the pan.

  2. Add cabbage, apple, and onion to the reserved drippings. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until the cabbage and apple are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in vinegar and the reserved bacon; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.


Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, serve this with Chicken Kebabs and Packet-Grilled Potatoes (see Associated Recipes) for a hot-off-the-grill summer meal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Vitamin A 246IU 5%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 254mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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