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Pineapple Slaw is sweet and crunchy with a light dressing that will have you feeling like it’s summertime! This quick and easy recipe is great to serve as a side dish and is a must at any backyard BBQ.
I am always on the lookout for easy-to-make recipes that do double duty and I’ve found that Pineapple coleslaw is one of those. I serve slaw as a salad, a side dish, and as a topping for burgers, pulled pork, and tacos. Do you see? It all makes sense now, once you start thinking creatively. I recently decided to whip up a new version that includes one of my family’s favorite fruits…pineapple.
I came up with a recipe because I wanted something fresh, with a bit of texture to serve alongside a grilled beef recipe that I’d prepared for supper. I had everything I needed except for the cabbage, so I ran to the store and took advantage of the “bagged slaw mix” that’s in the produce section. After gathering all the main ingredients, I whipped up the dressing using yogurt, sugar, vinegar, some seasoning, and a bit of pineapple juice that I’d saved from draining the canned chunks.
Next, I added the cabbage and pineapple to a big bowl then threw in some slivered almonds and sliced, green onions. I drizzled on my dressing, added a bit of salt, and some red pepper flakes to give the slaw a bit of something extra and I was done. Seriously, this Pineapple coleslaw came together in less than 10 minutes. The funny thing is, most of that time was spent waiting on the pineapple to drain completely!
Try These Other Great Side Dishes That Do Double Duty:
- 1 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits
- 3 cups shredded cabbage (1 bag slaw mix)
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- 3-4 green onions – chopped
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar **more or less to your liking
- 3-4 tablespoons pineapple juice – reserved from drained pineapple chunks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Drain pineapple tidbits reserving juice. Set aside
- In a small bowl or jar with a lid, add yogurt, vinegar, brown sugar, pineapple juice salt, pepper and red pepper. Mix well. In a large bowl, add cabbage, pineapple tidbits, almonds and green onions. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss until well coated. Sprinkle on more red pepper if desired.
- Cover and place in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
Simply delicious, Donya; refreshing with such complimentary flavors! Will be good to have again when it is 100° here in Albuquerque this summer 💥 😊
Hey there Jackie!
My goodness, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! I’ve always been a huge fan of pineapple so I completely agree that this slaw is just about as refreshing and tasty as it gets. Thank you so much for your kind words and this phenomenal rating, I really appreciate your support! If you ever have any questions about a recipe, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Brenda J. Gilliam
I just tried this recipe and my family loves it! It is a healthy side dish and I also eat it by itself. The flavors really go well together! Thanks for sharing!
Hey there Brenda!
I am so happy to hear that y’all have been enjoying this recipe! I completely agree with you, it’s a perfect side dish but I could honestly just eat it straight out of the bowl! Thank you so much for this terrific rating and for your kind words of support! Let me know if you ever have any questions about a recipe, I would be more than happy to help out!
Going to try this recipe this weekend. Looks so good. Is is better to make this slaw the same day as serving or could you make it the day before?
Hey there Lori!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe! You can serve it either way, I like to make it the day before and then let it chill until I serve but that’s just my personal preference. I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know how it turns out!
Yum!!!! Also, was there a nutritional breakdown here?
Thank you so much for your support, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I don’t include a nutritional breakdown for my recipes, but the link I included below will calculate it for you if you copy and paste the recipe. I hope this helps!
I made this recipe and it was great pineapples are one of my favorite fruit.
I’m thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, pineapples are a favorite in my house as well. Thank you so much for your rating and your support!
Very tasty! Will make again.
Thanks, Cheri! I’m honored you made the recipe and so appreciate the 5 star rating.
Have a great day,
I just mix the slaw ingredients with Marzetti’s slaw dressing, leaving a tablespoon or so of the pineapple liquid. It’s delicious.
I have also added shredded carrot, green, yellow, orange or red bell pepper… either way – it is delicious.
I didn’t have yogurt so I used sour cream and also substituted walnuts for almonds. It was a very good slaw. Going to make it again and put on bbq chicken sandwiches.
Easy to make and my family loved it..
For the yogurt, is that plain Greek yogurt? I’m not sure that I’ve seen regular plain yogurt. What do you use?
Yes, I use plain Greek yogurt – nothing that’s flavored. Hope this helps.
Have a great day!
Can I use mayonnaise instead of yogurt?
You can use mayo or sour cream. I’d make the dressing, taste it then pour over the slaw. Let me know how it turns out!
Have a great day!
Has anyone tried making this maybe pecans instead of almonds?….just curious, because almonds aren’t really a favorite of mine but the rest of the recipe sounds great.
Feel free to use whatever nut you like. The recipe is great even without nuts.
Hope this helps,
I was really excited about this recipe because I cannot eat mayonnaise and this is yogurt-based. My only complaint is the onions. It had a VERY strong onion taste, although I used fewer green onions than it called for. The onion-lovers at our family Easter dinner liked the slaw but no one else. I am not giving up, though. LOL. I love the combination of the other ingredients, especially the touch of red pepper flakes. They go well with the sweetness of the pineapple. I am going to make this again, leaving out the green onions. I am sure it will be perfect for us!
Then you had bad/old onions. Next time, buy green onions the day you make the slaw, but smell them first–from the bulb end. They should have a mild smell. Then when you make the slaw, use only the green parts.
This looks sooo delicious! Visiting here from the Southern Bite Monday link up!
I brought this to a neighborhood gathering tonight and everyone loved it. It was easy to put together and is a nice twist on regular coleslaw.
That’s awesome, Jeanie! Thanks for sharing.
This slaw sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!