Creamy BLT Coleslaw


The additions of crisp, crumbled bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds nearly makes this creamy slaw a meal in itself. Store any remaining sunflower seeds, tightly bagged, in the refrigerator to keep them fresh-tasting for up to 3 months.

Creamy BLT Coleslaw
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds

  • 5 cup shredded green and/or red cabbage or packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw)*

  • 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium)*

  • ½ cup sunflower kernels

  • ½ cup quartered cherry tomatoes

  • cup thinly sliced green onions

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine the reserved drippings, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and celery seeds. Add cabbage, carrots, sunflower kernels, tomatoes, and green onions; toss gently to coat. Stir in crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer coleslaw to a bowl or storage container; cover and chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight.

  3. Serve within 2 hours after removing coleslaw from refrigerator; discard any leftovers.


If desired, substitute 5 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) for the cabbage or shredded broccoli and the carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
39g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 25.4mg 127%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 344mg 7%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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