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Overhead picture of cashew coleslaw in bowl topped with bacon and cashews
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Cashew Coleslaw Salad

Easy homemade coleslaw salad with the addition of chopped cauliflower, bacon and cashews.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 c. Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 head cauliflower cut up
  • 1 16 oz bag coleslaw
  • 1 c. cashews
  • 1/2 c. chopped bacon

Instructions

  • Mix sugar and Miracle Whip. Add coleslaw and cauliflower. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until serving.
  • Right before serving add cashews and bacon.

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Notes

How far advance can I make it?
The salad holds well in the refrigerator for up to a day, so if you want to make it the night before you want to serve it that will work! Leftovers will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator, but after a couple of days the dressing may break down a bit, so it's a good idea to use up the leftovers within a day or so.
Can I use mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip?
Miracle Whip and mayonnaise are made with the same ingredients but Miracle Whip has a few more ingredients that give it a sweeter and little spicier flavor than mayo. So, yes you can use them interchangeably but the salad will be less sweet if you use mayo.
How long can it sit at room temperature?
Whether you use Miracle Whip or mayo you shouldn't let the slaw sit out at room temperature for too long. The rule of thumb is up to two hours, but if it's warm or hot I would put it back in the fridge sooner. When I serve it for parties I wait to bring it out until just before we plan to eat it and then, once everyone has helped themselves, I put it back in the fridge. 
Just to be safe you can put ice in a bowl and then place the bowl of salad on top of it so it will keep it cold while you serve it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.7mg