Raw Beet, Apple and Carrot Layered Slaw with Cheddar, Bacon, and Pecans

Appetizers & Snacks, Soup, Salads & Sides
Yield 6 Servings
Skill Level Intermediate

Think of this festive slaw as a cross between a parfait and a salad. Show off the vibrant layers of shredded raw vegetables and apple in a glass bowl or even have fun with individual servings in jars. We love how the flavors of the sweet shredded slaw pair with crumbled bacon, sharp cheddar, and toasted pecans.


  1. Place carrots, apples, and beets in individual medium bowls. Whisk orange juice, 1 tablespoon vinegar, honey, shallot, mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small dish. Add oil and whisk to combine. Drizzle vinaigrette over the carrots, apple, and beet, dividing evenly among the bowls. Toss each to coat.
  2. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon, the remaining tablespoon vinegar, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  3. Assemble salad in a large glass bowl or in individual glass bowls or jars. Layer half of the carrot, apple, and beet into the bowl(s) or jars. Top with half of the creamy dressing. Layer on half of the bacon (if using) cheddar, pecans, and cranberries. Repeat with a second layer of each. Chill until ready to serve, up to 8 hours.

Adapted from Real Simple


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