Grandma Lola’s Pineapple Coleslaw

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

My grandma Lola was born in California but of Mexican descent and nowhere was this more apparent than in her kitchen. For family events, which took place just about every weekend, she made some of the best Mexican food in town, but her Fourth of July menu always consisted of barbecue chicken, ribs, and her world famous coleslaw.

Grandma Lola’s coleslaw is unique because it calls for sweet pineapple, which complements the tangy fresh flavors of typical coleslaw recipes. As we look forward to grilling season, be sure to add this classic summer recipe to your menu repertoire.

Serves: 6

Preparation: 5 minutes

2 lbs (one small head) green cabbage, shredded
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
1 8-ounce can DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits, drained
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
½ cup mayonnaise

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.




Lola Wiarco Dweck

Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.

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  1. OMG! Grandma Lola is in her “Santa Gloria” seeing that you have immortalized her Cole Slaw recipe using her favorite pineapple product from Dole. This is what made it sooo delicious.