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Pineapple Sesame Slaw aka "Treasure Island" Slaw

This salad is Gr8 with my Island Pulled Pork! You'll feel like you're in the tropics!
For maximum flavor prepare this 4 hours ahead of serving so the flavors will marry.
Prep Time20 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Tropical
Keyword: Pineapple Sesame Slaw, summer
Servings: 8
Author: Anna




  • 1 pound cabbage, shredded, about 6 cups
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded, about 1 medium carrot
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple, or canned, drained
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and light green parts only
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts, or almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds



  • Combine all ingredients in a jar, cover with a lid and shake vigorously until combined. Alternatively, whisk ingredients together in a small bowl or use your blender.
  • Taste, and adjust salt. (Add pepper if you prefer it.)


  • In a large bowl combine the cabbage, carrots, pineapple, and scallions. Toss to mix.
  • Add half the dressing and toss. Continue adding the dressing until the salad is coated to your liking.
  • Throw in the macadamia nuts and sesame seeds, then toss the salad until ingredients are well distributed.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours for optimum flavor. 


Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
This slaw is best made at least 4 hours ahead of time and can be made up to 8 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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