Friday, August 13, 2010

Pineapple Slaw

Inspired by the slaw I had after my race a few weeks back, I set out to create a pineapple slaw to go with the burgers I had unearthed from the depths of my freezer.   I used canned pineapple, so it wasn't as noticeable as I wanted it to be.   Still good, but feel free to play around with proportions and flavors to suit your tastebuds!


Pineapple Slaw
Recipe by Shannon

This is a lightly dressed slaw-- if you prefer a little more body, add more yogurt and a little less buttermilk.

1 12oz pkg of broccoli slaw (could also use regular coleslaw mix)
1c shredding carrots (~5oz)
2-8oz cans of crushed pineapple, drained (might even want more than this, or chunks)
1T poppyseeds
3-4T raisins
3-4T chopped walnuts
1/2c buttermilk
3T mayo (I have an olive-oil one that hides in my fridge for a rainy day)
3T cider vinegar
1T honey
salt/pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine dressing ingredients (buttermilk through honey).  Whisk together, taste and adjust seasonings (salt and pepper).  Add the slaw ingredients and toss well to combine.


I've also recently tried out Deb's Mango Slaw w/Cashews and Mint, and apparently am loving the fruit addition :)

Do you have a favorite slaw recipe??

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17 comments:

Lauren said...

Mmmmm this slaw sounds wonderful! I'm not a big fan of cabbage, so the broccoli slaw base is right up my alley, and the pineapple addition is so creative. I also love the idea of crunchy poppy seeds & walnuts and chewy raisins.

I'm experimenting with a a zucchini/carrot slaw that I hope turns out well. We shall see :).

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This slaw is great because I think you can easily substitute ingredients with what you have on hand or what is in season! I love recipes like that!

Joanne said...

I've been dying to try out Deb's slaw! Oh how I wish I could eat pineapple so that I could taste this...yum!

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum! I feel like this kind of goes along with my peach gazpacho. A normally savory dish, kicked up by some fruity sweetness. Sounds delicious!

Sues

Natalie said...

I've been trying lots of slaws lately and this one sounds awesome! I'm bookmarking :) If you're looking for another, we loved this one: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/08/cranberry-coleslaw.html

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

Love it! I love the freshness that fruit always adds to dishes. Great side for a summer meal :)

Kerstin said...

What a great addition to slaw! I love pineapple and am always looking for extra ways to use the ones we get at Costco for $3 so I'll have to try this next time :)

The Healthy Hostess said...

This looks great! So fresh!

Alisa said...

I love ordinary slaw, but this is a nice twist! I am guessing the pineapple taste would go nice on something done barbecue-style

Esi said...

If it has pineapple, chances are I'll be obsessed. Sounds great!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Boy does that sound unique! Slaws are so delish when they're done right, but I hate mayo so I have a hard time enjoying the premade ones...can't wait to play around with this option!

Erica said...

LOVE the addition of pineapple. And broc slaw is just the best...I buy some almost every week for use in stir fry, salads,etc. I like slaw but without any mayo.

Maria said...

Great slaw recipe!

5 Star Foodie said...

A terrific slaw with pineapple! I like the poppy seeds addition too!

Kristy said...

Just found your blog and I think its great! That slaw looks delicious!! Looking forward to following you!

Maris said...

Sounds so fresh and summery! Yum!

Lindsay Cotter said...

how did I miss this? This slaw looks so good. I bet it wold be great on salmon or snapper. Brilliant!

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