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Summer Picnic Coleslaw with a Twist

Summer Picnic Coleslaw with a Twist

We love coleslaw and enjoyed this fun take on the picnic classic. Fresh pineapple adds a nice punch of tart, sweet flavor. We also added broccoli for a little more crunch and thinly sliced scallions for their herby, mildly sweet onion flavor.

We also broke up the traditionally heavy mayonnaise sauce with a little sour cream and rice vinegar to make a lighter, fresher sauce for this coleslaw - making it an even better complement to hearty BBQ, like ribs or burgers.

Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe

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To prepare the salad there are two easy ways to get shredded cabbage - thinly slicing cabbage with a knife or using a mandoline slicer. We loved the mandoline method as it sliced our cabbage evenly and quickly, along with the onions. We have two great options for quick even slicing, the Boner V-Slice Mandoline and and a smaller Hand-Held Slicer from OXO. Both work great for this recipe and many other slicing jobs.

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Summer Pineapple Coleslaw

Servings: 8-10


  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced thin on the bias
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • ½ head Purple Cabbage, thinly sliced/shredded
  • ½ head Green Cabbage, thinly sliced/shredded
  • 1 Large Carrot, shredded (or 2 small)
  • 1 head Broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • ½ Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple, finely diced
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced

Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe


1. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, rice vinegar and sugar. Add salt & pepper to taste.
2. In a large bowl, toss together the shredded cabbages and carrots, chopped red onion, pineapple and broccoli, plus half of the scallions.

3. Add mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat. Top with remaining scallions to garnish. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe

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