Pineapple coleslaw is the perfect tropical twist on your classic coleslaw recipe. This sweet and tangy side dish is perfect for potlucks, picnics, and cookouts. And it’s so easy to make! Combine the coleslaw mix with a delicious and creamy dressing – so Easy. Your guests will love it!
This Pineapple Coleslaw recipe is perfect for any occasion! It comes together in no time, full of flavor, and best of all – it’s healthy.
You won’t believe how good this coleslaw tastes. The pineapple gives it a sweet and tangy flavor that everyone will love. Serve it as an easy side dish and it’ll be the star of the show.
Key Ingredients You Need for This Recipe
- Coleslaw mix-This is the cabbage mixture that you find in the produce section with the prepackaged salads.
- Pineapple tidbits– Make sure you use tibits. I like to use the one sin pineapple juice because I am using some of the juice to add to the dressing.
- Vinegar– Vinegar adds the tang to the dressing. It balances the sweetness.
- Brown sugar– Brown sugar adds more flavor and richness to the dressing than regular white sugar.
- Mayonnaise– I prefer mayonnaise over things like Miracle Whip. I think the flavor is better.
How to Make Pineapple Coleslaw
Combine together the ingredients for the coleslaw dressing.
Add the coleslaw mix and combine. Chill until you are ready to serve.
How Long Can Pineapple Coleslaw Sit Out
People love to serve this pineapple coleslaw at picnics and potlucks, where food sits out for everyone to enjoy. But that means that the coleslaw is sitting at room temperature, or even hotter. If it is at room temperature, do not let the coleslaw sit out for more than 2 hours. If it is outside, and the temperature is hot, do not let it sit for more than 1 hour. This will help to keep the coleslaw from spoiling.
Can You Make Pineapple Coleslaw Ahead of Time?
You can make this recipe up to 24 hours in advance. Simply store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. I wouldn’t make it too much more than 24 hours because the dressing can start to get watery as the pineapple breaks down.
How to Store Pineapple Coleslaw
Leftover coleslaw can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What to Serve with Coleslaw
Pineapple coleslaw makes the perfect side dish for any summertime meal. Serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish, on top of a pulled pork sandwich or pork chop casserole, or simply enjoy it as a light and refreshing salad.
- 16 oz coleslaw mix
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained with 1 Tbsp of juice reserved
- 2 Tbsp vinegar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- ⅔ cup mayonnaise
- black pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, mayonnaise and pepper. Add pineapple, slaw mix and chopped cilantro. Toss to combine. Chill.