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Warm Cabbage Salad With Bacon and Blue Cheese

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“"Bacon drippings add flavor to the sauteed vegetables, and the bacon crumbles are the finishing touch on top of the salad. A simple reduction of the cider concentrates the apple essence in the dressing. It's a technique you can use to intensify the flavor of all manner of sauces and dressings." Kathryn Conrad in Cooking Light Magazine.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-heat; until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon from pan; reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan.
  3. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  4. Heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat.
  5. Add shallot and saute 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Bring apple cider to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup(about 15 minutes).
  8. Add shallot mixture, salt and pepper.
  9. Place cider vinegar mixture and cheese in a blender or small food processor; process until smooth.
  10. Combine cabbage and bell pepper in a large bowl, drizzle cider mixture over cabbage mixture, tossing well to coat.
  11. Top with crumbled bacon.
  12. Serve immediately.

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