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by admin on Friday, March 25, 2011 · 22 comments

in Recipes

At the beginning of March we served a Pineapple Coconut Slaw at our salad bar. We saw some requests for this recipe on facebook and decided it was time to share this one. Enjoy!!!

Pineapple Coconut Slaw

20 oz. can pineapple chunks

Drain pineapple juice and save for the dressing.



1 ¾ cup salad dressing (Available at your grocery store – try Best Foods or Hellmann) *Don’t use mayo or miracle whip

1 ½ tbsp. pineapple juice (from pineapple chunks)

2 ½ tsp. white sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine the salad dressing, pineapple juice and white sugar. Thoroughly whisk to combine.


16 c. of sliced green cabbage

2 ¼ c. shredded coconut

Pineapple chunks


Slice the green cabbage into small pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine the green cabbage, coconut, pineapple chunks and dressing. Thoroughly mix until all cabbage is coated with dressing. Allow to chill in refrigerator for the best flavor.

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Lisa Goodwin Monday, March 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

I just want to clarify that this recipe is saying to use “16 cups” of sliced green cabbage. Am I reading that right?


Tracy M. Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

Correct, 16 cups of green cabbage, slice the green cabbage into pieces that are ¼” wide x 3” long. The recipe yields 8-9 cups.


Nancy Brooks Monday, March 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Thank you SO much for posting this recipe. This salad was my favourite this year. Can’t wait to try it myself!


Faleen Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I am a bit confused by this recipe….i had thought that the designation for ‘salad dressing’ was miracle whip….what is it then?


Becca Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Faleen- look for lables that specifically say “salad dressing”. It’s usually in the same area as the may and miracle whip. I use a brand called Spin Blend. Hope this helps.


sUZANNE Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm



Sue Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I was down in Florida this past week, and went to Sweet Tomatoes twice with my daughter who lives down there. (Unfortunately, there aren’t any Sweet Tomatoes up here in New York -Long Island, and I make it a point to get there at least once during my visits with my daughter.) I love the whole fresh salad bar, strawberry lemonade, healthy wheat bread with all those seeds!) I tried the pineapple slaw the first day, and insisted we return the second time that week so I could have some more!


Carla Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Just noticed the recipe. Is the ’2 ¼ c. shredded coconut’ fresh coconut or sweetened dried coconut?


Wendy Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm

We had this for Easter dinner yesterday and it was just as yummy as it was in the restaurant. My son named the dish “Pinacoleslawda.”

Thanks for being so generous as to share it with us.


Corynn Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

That is a fantastic name fore this! My family will now call it pinacoleslawda


Kay Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

Best Foods’ website does not include salad dressing among its products. Maybe it’s marketed to restaurants, etc.


Cecilia Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Is this the same salad dressing recipe to be used to make the Island Hawaiian Crunch salad?
Thank you, Cecilia


Becky Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I made it this weekend. It was wonderful. I did use sweetened shredded coconut.


Amy Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Wow! This slaw is delightfully special. Thank you for sharing the exact recipe.
I began a search to find a recipe similar as soon as I was on a PC. It’s an enhancing cool summertime side dish.


Ann Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I had this salad at Sweet Tomato and loved it. I looked up the receipt and found it on Sweet Tomato. However, I’m confused. It calls for shredded cabbage 16 c. Do they mean cups or ounces. The supermarket sells cole slaw but it is 16 oz. Please clarify.


Patricia Vega Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

Whats the difference betwen miracle whip , salad dressing and mayo please explain


Patricia Vega Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

Whats the difference between mayo, salad dressing and miracle whip


admin Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:34 am

Hi Patricia – they are all slightly different products with slightly different tastes. So using mayo or miracle whip in this recipe won’t make it taste how it should!


cecilia Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I’m confused by the salad dressing instructions. When I hear the term ‘salad dressing,’ different types come to mind. There’s, Italian, Caesar, blue cheese etc. Are they referring to an actual type of salad dressing? Can someone specify. Bc it says to use Hellmans, but not mayo. But Hellmans is s brand of mayo. What exactly am I supposed to use. Hellmans mayo? Or a specific type of salad dressing.


admin Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

Hi Cecilia – “Salad Dressing” is actually a different product made by Hellmans. It is sometimes harder to find in different regions. Good luck!


Kristina Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I am finding Hellman’s salad cream. Is it the same as the Hellman’s salad dressing?


admin Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

Hi Kristina – We can’t say based on regional offerings. Our team makes this recipe with “salad dressing”.


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