This classic-yet-updated picnic side holds its own paired with big-flavor mains.
Creamy BLT Coleslaw
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.
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 overnight.
Serve within 2 hours after removing coleslaw from refrigerator; discard any leftovers.
From the Test Kitchen
If desired, substitute 5 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) for the cabbage or shredded broccoli and the carrots.
Nutrition Facts (Creamy BLT Coleslaw)
412 kcal cal.,
39 g fat
(8 g sat. fat,
21 g polyunsaturated fat,
3 g monounsatured fat),
21 mg chol.,
11 g carb.,
4 g fiber,
5 g sugar,
5 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet