This Pineapple Coleslaw recipe is quick and easy to make. Perfect for grilled chicken or pulled pork, it’s great to bring or serve at any summer BBQ. Plus it’s gluten free, paleo, and Whole30 compliant!
If you’re looking for a simple twist on a classic coleslaw, this is it. Just add pineapple to a coleslaw mix (or cut up your own cabbage if you can’t find what you’re looking for at the store), then pour a little dressing on it and watch it all come together.
Crisp and cool with a touch of sweet, this coleslaw is great with classic BBQ items like pulled pork or ribs, or with a simpler meal like pork tacos. Regardless what you eat it with, you’ll want it at your next summer gathering once you taste it.
If you’re on a Whole30, be sure and use a compliant coleslaw dressing. Click the link to get to my super easy recipe for one.
Now let’s talk about how easy it is to make this pineapple coleslaw.
HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE COLESLAW
STEP 1: PREP THE INGREDIENTS
Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. If cutting up cabbage, place on a cutting board and cut into thin pieces with a large sharp knife.
Open the can of pineapple with a can opener and drain the juices. Cut the chunks in half using the cutting board and knife. Place the cut up bits of pineapple in the bowl with the coleslaw mix.
STEP 2: COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS
Measure the coleslaw dressing with measuring spoons and place it in the bowl with the coleslaw mix. Use a spoon or other utensil to combine everything together. If necessary, add more coleslaw dressing until it’s dressed to your liking. Serve immediately or chill and serve in an hour.
You may have a couple of questions about pineapple coleslaw – let’s get to those now.
HOW MUCH PINEAPPLE DO YOU PUT IN COLESLAW?
I’ve found that the 14 ounce canned pineapple is just enough for the 12 ounces of coleslaw mix. You can certainly add more though if you like a lot of pineapple!
WHAT DO YOU EAT WITH PINEAPPLE COLESLAW?
There are lots things to eat with pineapple coleslaw! Try it with:
- Grilled Dijon Chicken (Whole30, Paleo, GF)
- Ground Pork Tacos (Paleo, GF)
- Teriyaki Chicken Thighs (Whole30, Paleo, GF)
- Shrimp Tacos (coming soon!)
- This recipe calls for pineapple chunks, but you can just as easily used pineapple rings or fresh pineapple and cut it up.
- Any type of coleslaw mix is fine for this recipe! I like ones with a lot of color, so will add more carrot pieces or other items in, but adapt it to your liking.
- While this recipe will keep for a day or two in the fridge, the acidity of the pineapple will start to break things down after that so plan to eat it fairly soon after making it.
PIN THIS PINEAPPLE COLESLAW RECIPE FOR LATER!
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE GLUTEN FREE & WHOLE30 BBQ OR PICNIC TYPE OF RECIPES, CHECK THESE OUT!
- Grilled Bell Peppers
- Carne Asada
- Greek Lamb Skewers
- Grilled Pineapple
- Grilled Zucchini
- Instant Pot Potato Salad
OR IF YOU NEED SOME EASY GLUTEN FREE & WHOLE30 DINNER IDEAS, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE!
- Mexican Ground Beef Skillet
- Paleo Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Instant Pot Greek Chicken
- Paleo Ground Beef & Broccoli
- Paleo Meatloaf Muffins
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RECIPE FOR PINEAPPLE COLESLAW
- A can opener
- A spoon (or other utensil)
- 12 oz coleslaw mix or cabbage
- 14 ounce can pineapple chunks
- 3 tbsp coleslaw dressing Whole30 compliant, plus more to taste
- Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. If cutting up cabbage, place on a cutting board and cut into thin pieces with a large sharp knife.
- Open the can of pineapple with a can opener and drain the juices. Cut the chunks in half using the cutting board and knife. Place the cut up bits of pineapple in the bowl with the coleslaw mix.
- Measure the dressing with measuring spoons and place it in the bowl with the coleslaw mix. Use a spoon or other utensil to combine everything together. If necessary, add more coleslaw dressing until it’s dressed to your liking. Serve immediately or chill and serve in an hour.