Because of its high oil content, oregano dries well. You can replace dried oregano for fresh, but reduce the amount used by about half. Dried oregano is a kitchen essential, but make sure you replace it frequently as it quickly loses its pungency. Oregano is one of the herbs in the mixture called herbes de Provence.
1 head cabbage (1 1/4 lbs.), cored and thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 large carrot, shredded
2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves
8 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon (kosher) salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1. Combine cabbage, onion, carrot, and herbs in a large bowl. Set aside.
2. Cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain; set aside.
3. Add shallot to hot bacon grease and cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add mustard, sugar, and vinegar and stir to combine. Stir in oil, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over reserved vegetables along with half the reserved bacon and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle remaining bacon over slaw and serve immediately.
Make ahead: Vegetables, bacon, and vinaigrette, up to 1 day, chilled separately. Rewarm dressing and bacon and mix with slaw when ready to serve.
Carbohydrate 6.5 g (Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1-cup serving)