Bacon Cranberry Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish

Bacon, Cranberry, Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish – A delightful coleslaw made lighter with Greek yogurt dressing. It’s full of crunchy texture and little punches of flavor from the bacon and dried cranberries. Easy, gluten-free.

You know those little side dishes of coleslaw that usually come with your sandwich or burger at a restaurant? Is anyone ever excited to get that with their meal? A huge pile of hot and freshly seasoned fries to accompany of a juicy burger is definitely something to do a happy dance about. But coleslaw, not so much, especially when it’s a pitiful pile of limp cabbage shreds that are drenched in the most mayonnaise-y, overly sweetened dressing. Every time!

Bacon, Cranberry, Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish – A delightful coleslaw made lighter with Greek yogurt dressing. It’s full of crunchy texture and little punches of flavor from the bacon and dried cranberries. Easy, gluten-free.

Don’t get me wrong. I love a good slaw. But let’s cut back on the dressing so that crunchy texture of the cabbage shines through…kind of like I did with this Corn and Jalapeño Slaw. I dressed it with lime juice only so the chopped jalapeño and cabbage retained their crunch. And I should add, it gave these Crispy Cauliflower Tacos some extra pizzazz.

I’m ready to win the battle against restaurant slaw again with this Bacon Cranberry Kale Coleslaw. My goals with this recipe were first, to lighten up the dressing while retaining a creamy consistency. And second, to add extra layers of texture and flavor that go beyond just the bagged grocery store coleslaw mix.

For the dressing, we’re using a combination of Greek yogurt and dijon mustard as the creamy components and adding a bit of lemon juice for zest, honey for some sweetness, and celery seed for that classic coleslaw taste.

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Bacon, Cranberry, Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish – A delightful coleslaw made lighter with Greek yogurt dressing. It’s full of crunchy texture and little punches of flavor from the bacon and dried cranberries. Easy, gluten-free

Next, you’ll start with a base of bagged coleslaw mix. Or, if you’re motivated, chop your own cabbage and carrots. To that, we add chopped kale, dill for some added freshness, and the two bonus ingredients, bacon and dried cranberries! This is where it gets fun because if you’re not a fan of any of these add-ins, you’re free to customize. Chopped cauliflower, broccoli slaw, and shredded Brussels sprouts would all be excellent substitutions. For the herbs, try chives, parsley, or mint! And for the bonus ingredients, the possibilities are endless. Crispy prosciutto, ham chunks, grilled chicken, coconut bacon, dried cherries, dried apricots, blueberries, grapefruit slices.

Bacon, Cranberry, Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish – A delightful coleslaw made lighter with Greek yogurt dressing. It’s full of crunchy texture and little punches of flavor from the bacon and dried cranberries. Easy, gluten-free

But, no matter which ingredient route you choose to take, this salad will beat restaurant coleslaw by a landslide. Stay tuned, you’ll be seeing more of the Bacon Cranberry Kale Coleslaw in an upcoming BBQ chicken recipe!

 

Bacon Cranberry Kale Coleslaw

Author: Krista

Serves: 6 servings

Instructions

  1. Combine the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, and celery seed in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the coleslaw mix and dill. Stir until the mix is coated in dressing.
  3. Add in the cranberries and bacon and stir to combine.

Notes

Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 104.8 Fat: 2.2g Carb: 17.4g Fiber: 2.4g Protein: 4.5g Sugar 12.2g Sodium: 176.8mg

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Bacon, Cranberry, Kale Coleslaw | Destination Delish – A delightful coleslaw made lighter with Greek yogurt dressing. It’s full of crunchy texture and little punches of flavor from the bacon and dried cranberries. Easy, gluten-free

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