Pineapple-Almond Slaw Salad

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The day I made this Pineapple-Almond Slaw Salad I was having my mom and sister over for lunch (built-in recipe testers are the best, aren’t they?).  This salad was so delicious (and addictive) with its crunchy texture and sweet/tart/nutty flavor that we all basically inhaled it – and were too full for the rest of lunch!

The flavor of pineapple is highlighted in this recipe and used in two different ways:  it’s pureed into a bright-flavored dressing, and some pieces are left whole for bursts of tangy sweet-tart flavor.  For the full recipe (with step-by-step photo instructions), please check out my recipe on Foodie.

I also entered this recipe into the Dole California Cook-Off Facebook Contest.  If you’d like to participate, you can enter an original starter or appetizer recipe that uses at least one cup of any Dole product.  The prize includes a trip to Los Angeles to compete at The Grove in the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off judged by Celebrity Chef Ben Ford; additionally, the winning recipe contestant receives $10,000 in cash and two runners up each receive cash prizes of $1,000!

In addition to the contest, Dole is also sponsoring a sweepstakes!  Just enter your email address on their Facebook page for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to be the Dole Fan Judge joining Chef Ben Ford and a panel of judges in the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off!  Additionally, the sweepstakes winner will receive $500 cash.

Disclosure:  Compensation was provided by Dole via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dole.

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  1. says

    If you passed up your whole lunch for this slaw, it must be good! I love the sound of the flavor combinations-a wonderful entry for the contest. Good luck!

  2. says

    I’m typically not a huge fan of slaws because of all that mayo! But this sweet fresh and tangy version is a whole other kinda thing. A whole other delicious kinda thing. Love it!

  3. says

    I have never used pineapple in slaw before, but this looks amazing and zingy (the way I like it). Especially like the dual use of this most refreshing of fruits. Yum! Good luck with the competition. I think it’s a winner :D

  4. says

    Hahaha I totally agree with you that built in recipe testers are the best :) Mr Bao is definitely my tester and now that i’m working lol i’ve built up a network of colleagues and asking them to test my recipes for me woo hoo :)

    Going to Foodie now to check out your recipe ~ it looks like another delicious and tasty recipe!

  5. Donna H. says

    Made this when my son and his girlfriend came to cook dinner for us! She’s an amazing cook but think I “stole her thunder” with this salad!! :) So very good and refreshing! We love the asian/ramen noodle salad a lot, but this took over the #1 slot in the “slaw” category for this family! Thanks for sharing .. we will think of you often!

    • says

      Donna, I’m so glad you and your family liked it!! It was an instant hit in my house too…I think I’ll be making it all summer long, lol! :)

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