Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Coleslaw

Here's my new favorite coleslaw, heck it's my new favorite salad. There's nothing better than coleslaw for outdoor BBQs but I always worry about a mayonnaise or sour cream dressing spoiling in the heat. Here's a colorful alternative: Sweet & Sour Pineapple Coleslaw. I may never make coleslaw the old fashioned way again. Yes, you can use green cabbage but why, when you can have an explosion of color in your salad with red cabbage. Here's the ingredients:

1/2 head of red (purple) cabbage chopped or shredded
1 package of shredded carrots
1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces
1 mango cut into cubes
1 bunch of green onions chopped fine, light green parts only
I added chopped red peppers I needed to use but these can be left out
1 shallot chopped fine
2 garlic cloves chopped fine
salt and pepper to your taste
(put ingredients in a plastic storage bag till ready to use)
2 teaspoons celery seed - reserve till ready to add dressing
1/8 cup of sunflower kernels - reserve till ready to add dressing

1/4 cup red wine or rice vinegar
1/8 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons of honey
3-4 squirts sriracha hot chili sauce (it comes in a squirt bottle now)
2 tablespoons of lime juice
zest of one lime
whisk all of these together just before serving

Add celery seed and sunflower kernels to slaw mixture just before adding dressing (you want keep them firm for that crunchy element). Toss gently with the dressing and serve. Oh my, so many flavors to tantalize your palate. This colorful salad is sure to be a hit at any BBQ or summer potluck. Lots of additions come to mind for this slaw; how about corn, olives, blueberries, cilantro, or peas. Go ahead, get creative with your coleslaw. What do you think; tell me about your alternatives. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. It looks great. And our eyes are one of the first things we eat with...

  2. Hi Sue, thanks, you are so correct about the eyes, never thought about it that way.

  3. That sounds so wonderful and delicious.

  4. Hi Gigi, thanks, really good and a hit with all the party goers at our picnic.

  5. Boy! It's years since I've made coleslaw! Like you, in this recipe shared, I never used mayonnaise. I never use mayo in anything, ever.

    I like the look of this recipe. Thanks! :)

  6. Hi Lee, thanks, sometimes you just need a crunchy salad.


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