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Pineapple Coleslaw

Pineapple Coleslaw – Creamy and tangy coleslaw with pineapple, great as a side or perfect on top of spicy pork or chicken. Pineapple Coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Coleslaw is one of those things I love. It was where my love for cabbage began. Sadly, creamy slaws aren’t really on the docket for me anymore. Mayo or Miracle Whip based slaws do not play nicely. Then Greek yogurt became all the rage and entered my world. Voilá, I have a way to have creaminess again.

Depending on what I am making, I might do half non-fat Greek yogurt and half mayo/sour cream/cream, whatever it is the recipe calls for. This time I opted to not use mayo but 2% fat Greek yogurt. I am not so hardcore as to omit all fat from these types of recipes. For me, the taste is compromised if there is no fat, but was hoping the 2% fat in the yogurt would be enough…and it was.

This slaw is great enough to eat on its own as a side or as a topping for pork or chicken. I made a slow cooker pollo tacos al pastor  and used this as a cool and creamy addition to the sweet and spicy chicken taco.Pineapple Coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Pineapple Coleslaw

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 1-16 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • 1-8 oz can of crushed pineapple; thoroughly drained
  • 3 tbsp . white onion; finely chopped


  • 1-5.3 oz carton pineapple Greek yogurt (2%)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (2%)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic; finely minced/grated
  • 1/8 salt and pepper +/- to taste


  1. Open and completely drain the pineapple. The easiest way is to use a mesh sieve.
  2. Once the pineapple has fully drained, toss with the onion and coleslaw mix; set aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together.
  4. Pour half the dressing over the salad, mix well, then add the remaining dressing and mix until the dressing and the salad are duly combined.
  5. Taste for salt and pepper and add more if needed.
  6. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and meld.

Pineapple Coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Pineapple Coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Pineapple Coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Judy@ImBoredLetsGo
    July 30, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I love the use of pineapple in this cole slaw, I bet it makes that dressing taste much better than using sugar!

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

      It really gave it a fun and healthier twist.

  • Melissa
    July 30, 2015 at 5:49 am

    I love this spin on coleslaw, The pineapple sounds to good.

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thank you Melissa, it really worked well.

  • lizzy
    July 30, 2015 at 6:25 am

    What a creative idea to add in the pineapple!!! I love this recipe!!

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Lizzy.

  • Lauren @ Wicked Spatula
    July 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

    This looks delicious! I love the idea of the sweet little bites of pineapple with the tangy coleslaw!

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Thank you Lauren, it really worked out well.

  • Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    July 30, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I always love a good slaw, and one with pineapple in it?! *SWOON*

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:58 am

      I know exactly how you feel.

  • Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    July 30, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I love adding pineapple to coleslaw! Very unique twist. I discovered adding sweeter fruits to coleslaw a year or so ago, and I’m wondering why it wasn’t always a thing. Mango is also delicious, btw. 🙂

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:58 am

      So giving mango a try.

  • Kelley
    July 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Love the idea of using pineapple in the coleslaw to add some sweetness!

    • Michelle
      July 31, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Thank you Kelley.

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  • Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    August 2, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful coleslaw dish…the lighting in your photos really brings out the colors of the veggies.

    • Michelle
      August 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you Sandi.

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Coleslaw is such a wonderful summertime dish and I love trying new coleslaw recipes, your version with the pineapple sounds delicious, I like that you lightened it up with the Greek yogurt too!

    • Michelle
      August 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you Joy, the yogurt works perfectly.

  • Healing Tomato
    August 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Pineapple and I are best friends! I think this recipe is right up my alley.

    • Michelle
      August 4, 2015 at 2:25 am

      Best friends? That’s serious.

  • Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    August 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

    A great coleslaw is a staple for summertime – this looks so bright & fresh!!!

    • Michelle
      August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Thanks Debra, it’s really creamy and yummy.

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