Pineapple Coleslaw (Ensalada de Repollo con Piña)

by Erica Dinho on August 15, 2011

Ensalada de Piña y Repollo

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When I was a child, my Aunt Consuelo made this coleslaw often, as it was a traditional dish at our family dinner parties. This salad is perfect for a picnic or backyard barbecue. It is creamy, sweet and delicious!

Buen provecho!

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(About 6-8 servings)

  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 can (20 oz) diced pineapple, with juice
  • Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or crema de leche
  • 5 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste


  1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, pineapple juice, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage and pineapple and toss to mix. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour to let the flavors develop.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea c August 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Hi Erika! I love this salad I remembered that they use to make it for sweet 15 parties or first communions. Great recipe!


2 Kim August 16, 2011 at 10:13 AM

This really is a fun and unique way to enjoy coleslaw. I think I would really enjoy the addition of the pineapple.


3 rebecca subbiah August 16, 2011 at 7:08 PM

wow love this have to try it


4 5 Star Foodie August 16, 2011 at 8:14 PM

A very unique coleslaw with pineapple, yummy for sure!


5 Juliana August 17, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Erica how fun adding pineapple to the coleslaw…a nice tropical touch.
Hope you are having a great week :-)


6 Soma August 17, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Just the summer thing! we have been having pineapple carrot cabbage slaw for our lunch salad:) but i make mine with strained yogurt and no mayo. love that you use juice in the dressing.


7 grace August 18, 2011 at 3:39 AM

i like that the foul taste of mayonnaise would be diluted by the naturally sweet pineapple juice. great slaw, erica!


8 Karen August 18, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I’m not a big fan of coleslaw, but this sounds really good – something different I’m going to try!


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