Kickin Coleslaw

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Merry Cook

I have had great coleslaw and I have had bad coleslaw, and this is my favorite way to make it. This is my own recipe after years of experimentation :)

Top Review by Tinkerbell

I love coleslaw, but I'm very picky about it. I wanted to try this recipe because the use of Cajun seasoning was unique. I was nervous about the pineapple, as I don't normally like my slaw too sweet, but I followed the recipe anyway, and I'm so glad I did! I used a homemade recipe for Cajun Seasoning Mix (Recipe #170249), which is a little on the spicy side, so DD wasn't able to eat the coleslaw. However, DH never eats coleslaw and really enjoyed this recipe. I served this first as a side to your Crock-Pot Bar-B-Que Beef (Recipe #278584), which I had put in a flatbread pocket. However, we ended up with another Best of 2012 recipe when we squeezed it into the flatbread along with the beef. I highly recommend this combination! Thanks for sharing some fabulous recipes, Merry Cook! You've been adopted during the Fall 2012 Pick-A-Chef event.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop carrot, celery, onion, and parsley very fine – I like to use my food processor for that. Chop the cabbage very fine or grate it in the food processor.
  2. Drain pineapple chunks and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Let drain some more after you put the sugar on them.
  3. Combine dressing, mayonnaise, and Creole seasoning in small bowl – whisk to incorporate – then add sweetened pineapple. Sometimes I add ¼ cup of poppy seed dressing or apricot jam for a little more sweetness.
  4. In a large bowl toss cabbage, carrot, onion, and celery until combined. Add dressing & pineapple chunks and toss to coat evenly. Chill until surving.

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