Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pineapple-Coconut Slaw



We had this variation on cole slaw at the Sweet Tomatoes Salad Bar recently. I was a little skeptical about it at first, but when I tried it, I liked it so well that I wanted to make it myself. It's not easy to get Blaze to eat vegetables, but he liked this, especially after he was the one to make it.

Pineapple-Cocnut Slaw


Dressing:

1/2 Cup mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons pineapple juice (drained from the crushed pineapple

1/2 teaspoon white sugar


In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pineapple juice, and sugar. Stir until smooth.




Salad:

1 10-ounce package of angel hair cole slaw cabbage or about 5 heaping cups of finely shredded, fresh cabbage

3/4 Cup shredded coconut

1 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained

Dressing



Combine the cabbage, coconut, pineapple, and dressing in a large bowl. Stir until all the cabbage is coated in dressing. Chill over night for best flavor.





The day we made this, we had had guests until much later than I planned and Blaze was very tired when we finally had a chance to cook. The recipe is so simple, though, that he was able to do it while only half awake. The next morning he got up and told me, "I had a dream that I made cole slaw."

4 comments:

Anet said...

Hmm.. this sounds delicious and weird all at the same time! :)
I love pineapple and coconut... but with cabbage?? Very interesting!

(So cute, he dreamed he made the slaw:)

Tammy said...

Hmmm...I'm with Anet. Sounds odd but intriguing. I have all of these ingredients on hand...will have to give it a try. :)

barblb said...

We tried it at Sweet Tomatoes in Florida this winter. I too was a little skeptical at first, but it is so delicious, I went up for seconds. It tasted like a "pina colada."

NONE said...

I also tasted it at Sweet Tomato and decided to copy it, as best as I could. It was a big hit at one of my parties.

Crafty Crow