Pineapple Coleslaw

There is nothing like a little sweet and tangy to compliment the salty dishes at a cookout. Cool, classic salads are a must on warm days filled with the smoky haze of a barbecue grill. This dish takes an American classic and twists it up with the sweetness of pineapple. Not too much, but enough to make it just right. Try this simple dish at your next get together with family and friends.

As an aside, it just so happens that the top traffic drivers to my site all reference “Pineapple”, and it all started with this debate on why Pineapple is not a citrus fruit.

Yield: About 9 Cups

    7 Cups Cabbage, chopped
    2 Carrots, grated
    2 Cups Fresh Pineapple, cut into small chunks
    1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
    Juice 1 Lemon
    4 Tbsp Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar)
    3/4 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
    1/4 Cup Local Honey
    Fresh Ground Sea Salt
    Fresh Ground Black Pepper

    1. In a large bowl toss together Cabbage, Carrots, Pineapple, Zest, Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Yogurt and Honey. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Continue adding Salt and Pepper until the flavor balances out. It will take more salt than you would expect to balance out the tartness. If in doubt, add a little more salt. You will start to taste the flavor shift.
    2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour to marinate. Serve cold. Keeps for a couple of days in the fridge. Enjoy!

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    1. Very nice variation, Jes. I am going through a coleslaw kick right now and want to eat it all the time. Thanks for the inspiration!

      • Jes says:

        Hey Jackie, I love a sweet coleslaw variety and love Greek yogurt in place of mayo. I hope this inspire you to whip up something great! Lots of cabbage in the garden this time of year. 🙂

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