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Pineapple Cole Slaw

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins

This dish is the epitome of my “Southern sweet meets Caribbean heat”! In the south, we serve a mayo-based cole slaw and the sweeter the better. In the Caribbean, we serve a vinegar and oil based slaw that helps cool down spicy Caribbean dishes. In this recipe, the Caribbean style slaw wins the battle in the lite bite category! Using a lighter dressing definitely has its benefits; not only do you cut calories and saturated fat – but it travels better under various temperatures for meals on the go! I add pineapple for sweetness and texture, and if I am really showing off, I char the pineapple for even more flare. Great as a side dish or crunchy topping on a taco or burger.

 16 oz pre-shredded cole slaw mix
 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded, small diced
 2-3 tbsp chopped cilantro
 1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled, small diced
Ingredients (Dressing)
 ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
 3 tbsp sugar
 2 tbsp olive oil
 Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, mix shredded slaw, red bell pepper, cilantro, and pineapple.


Pour dressing over slaw mixture.


Toss well to evenly coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and re-toss.


Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl

Servings 4