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Easy Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 3 1/2 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make this healthy pineapple coleslaw recipe for a sweet and tangy side dish or condiment for all your summer cookout needs!


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Slaw Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced pineapple and jicama (optional), reserve 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 12 to 14 ounce bag (3 cups) shredded cabbage
  • 3/4 to 1 cup red cabbage, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw or shredded carrots
  • 1/3 chopped red onion or 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 2 to 3 green onions (1/3 cup) diced, top portion only
  • 1/3 cup finely diced cilantro
  • Optional – 1 diced jalapeno, seeds removed (see notes)

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup mayonnaise (paleo friendly), sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (see notes for vegan option)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash hot sauce (optional)
  • Optional 1 Tablespoon light olive oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the pineapple, cabbage,1/2 cup red cabbage, broccoli slaw, onion, green onion, cilantro and optional jalapeño.
  2. In another small mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar, salt, pepper and optional hot sauce until creamy. Add to coleslaw mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Place coleslaw in the fridge for 3 hours or up to 12 hours to marinate and enhance flavor. Remove from the fridge, add the additional 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage (for crunch) and, if desired, 1 Tablespoon light olive oil. Toss again before serving.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Substitutes – For a vegan substitute to replace the mayo use ½ cup vegan buttermilk mixed with 2 Tablespoons hummus.

Prep Tips – If using a store-bought coleslaw mix and broccoli slaw make sure it is 20 ounces total slaw. For a creamier slaw, use ⅔ cup mayonnaise, sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • chill time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Category: Appetizer, Side, Condiment
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup made with mayonnaise
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 220.4 mg
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.3 mg

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