Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw is an easy and delicious salad/side dish for your next BBQ! This sweet, crunchy salad is ready in 10 minutes, and serves 8.Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw is an easy and delicious salad/side dish for your next BBQ! This sweet, crunchy salad is ready in 10 minutes, and serves 8.

If you enjoy coleslaw, then I am pretty confident you will really enjoy this slight “twist” on the classic side dish! Crunchy, sweet, and lightly flavored with a creamy dressing, pineapple peanut coleslaw will be a big hit at any get together! The great news is that it is SO EASY to make, with minimal effort!

Pineapple tidbits add a slightly sweet touch to the salad, and roasted peanuts and crisp cabbage add the crunch! Pour the easy to make handmade dressing over the top, give it a toss, refrigerate until ready to serve, and poof! A great tasting salad for your next BBQ or potluck! Here’s how easy it is to make pineapple peanut coleslaw:

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Make The Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw

One reason this recipe is so easy is because you use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix, which is available in the produce section of most grocery stores. Place the bag of shredded coleslaw mix into a large salad bowl. Add the peanuts, drained pineapple tidbits (remembering to reserve the juice), and sliced green onions.

Pineapple tidbits, green onions, peanuts are added to the coleslaw mix in bowl.

Make The Creamy Coleslaw Dressing

You can make the salad dressing for the coleslaw in no time at all. The ingredients for the dressing include plain yogurt (regular or Greek), apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice (from the can of pineapple tidbits), brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Place the dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and whisk together until fully blended and smooth. You can use a wire whisk or a fork to do this, and it will only take about a minute to fully blend.

The ingredients for the coleslaw dressing are placed in a bowl to mix.

Coleslaw dressing is whisked together until fully mixed.

Pour the creamy salad dressing over the top of the coleslaw, and then gently toss, to combine all the ingredients, and fully coat them with dressing. **See how EASY this pineapple peanut coleslaw is to make? Told ya!

The salad dressing is added to the bowl of pineapple peanut coleslaw.

Ready To Eat!

Once the pineapple peanut coleslaw is fully mixed, you can eat it right away, OR you can chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (your choice). My personal opinion is that this coleslaw is definitely BEST when served very cold… just sayin’.  After refrigerating, toss the salad again before serving to get the dressing mixed back in.

Right before serving, sprinkle a few more peanuts and red pepper flakes on the top of the coleslaw as a garnish, if desired. Serve, and enjoy.

A closeup of the pineapple peanut coleslaw, after being tossed with the dressing.Peanuts and red pepper flakes garnish the chilled coleslaw.

Storing The Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw

Cover any leftovers, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Juice will accumulate on the bottom of the bowl, due to all those juicy pineapple tidbits. No problem… just spoon any unwanted juice out of the bottom of the bowl, and discard!

Pineapple peanut coleslaw is a delicious side dish... crunchy and sweet!

I really hope you enjoy this simple, but flavor-filled coleslaw recipe. We love it as a side dish with hamburgers or pulled pork sandwiches, but the coleslaw can also be placed ONTO a BBQ shredded pork sandwich for a tasty, crunchy addition. If you enjoy coleslaw, be sure to check out my yummy recipes for purple coleslaw and poppyseed apple raisin coleslaw!

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5 from 1 vote
Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw is an easy and delicious salad/side dish for your next BBQ! This sweet, crunchy salad is ready in 10 minutes, and serves 8.

Category: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple peanut coleslaw
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 124 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For Coleslaw:
  • 14 ounces shredded coleslaw mix (bagged) , or 3 generous cups homemade slaw mix
  • 20 ounce canned pineapple tidbits , drained (reserve juice)
  • 3 stalks green onions (bulb and stem) , sliced
  • cup roasted salted peanuts , plus more for garnish, if desired
For Coleslaw Dressing:
  • ½ cup plain yogurt ,regular or Greek
  • 3 Tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes , plus more for garnish, if desired
  1. Place coleslaw mix in a large salad bowl. Add peanuts, drained pineapple tidbits, and sliced green onions.

  2. Put coleslaw dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Whisk with fork or wire whisk until fully blended and smooth. Pour dressing over coleslaw, and gently toss, to coat and fully combine all ingredients. Serve immediately, or refrigerate 1-2 hours until well-chilled. Garnish with a tiny bit of red pepper flakes and additional peanuts before serving, if desired. Enjoy!

  3. Cover, and store leftover coleslaw in refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Discard any accumulated liquid that accumulates on bottom of bowl (pineapple juice).

Recipe Notes

Substitutions: No peanuts? No problem. You can substitute sliced roasted almonds, or chopped roasted salted cashews.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 156IU3%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comment on Pineapple Peanut Coleslaw

  1. 5 stars
    a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and salty. I skipped the chili flakes but next time I’ll add a pinch!

5 from 1 vote

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