Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw

My favorite flavor profiles include something spicy with either sweet or salty. Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw combine the best of both of those worlds in a healthy and bright way!

Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw is a delicious homemade coleslaw that you can have ready in just 10 minutes. Unlike your typical coleslaw, this no mayo coleslaw uses greek yogurt to switch things up a bit!

Coleslaw is traditionally prepared with a mayonnaise or buttermilk based dressing. In Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw I used plain Greek Yogurt, pineapple and serrano pepper to dress up usual ho-hum slaw.  While I usually buy pre-packaged coleslaw mix to make my life a little easier, you can certainly shred your own.

I know making coleslaw at home seems like it would be tedious when you can go to the store and easily buy a tub of coleslaw. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that it only takes 10 minutes or less to make this appetizing side dish!

No joke, this comes together in just under 10 minutes, including your chopping time! Crazy right?! If I don’t have a serrano pepper, or want to make the prep time even shorter, I substitute a teaspoon of crushed red pepper. It’s the perfect side dish to make and take to a bbq or throw together to pair with a weeknight meal!

Weird question to bring up but can you freeze homemade coleslaw? I was wondering this myself so I checked it out and you’re in luck with this recipe. Since this Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw is made with greek yogurt and not mayonnaise, it’s the perfect coleslaw to freeze.

Basically you can freeze your coleslaw as long as it doesn’t have mayonnaise in it. With that said, that’s even if there is anything left of this Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw by the end. I have a feeling that there won’t be, but just in case now you know that tip!

If you loved this creamy coleslaw recipe, check out these other easy side dishes:

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4.75 from 8 votes
Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Pineapple Yogurt Cole Slaw is ready in just 10 minutes with a sweet and spicy flavor profile that pairs with any grilled feast.
Servings: 8
Calories: 38 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
  • 1 Serrano pepper seeded and minced
  • 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple in juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 ounce bag pre-shredded cabbage Cole Slaw Mix
  1. Mix Serrano pepper through fine sea salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Toss dressing with pre-shredded cabbage mix.
  3. Serve and enjoy your Greek Pineapple Cole Slaw!
Nutrition Facts
Yogurt Pineapple Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



This sounds great! I’m a lover of coleslaw and I make mine savory with raisins added. This will be fun experimenting since everyone in my house absolutely LOVES pineapples. Thanks.

    Savory Experiments

    Raisins are such a good idea! I think I’ll try your idea too!


This is a really yummy (and healthy) alternative to traditional coleslaw. The only thing is I would probably use only 1 tsp of crushed red pepper…it was a bit too hot.

Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    Savory Experiments

    Amber, I’m glad you enjoyed it! The amount of crushed red varies greatly from person to person AND the type of crushed red. I’ve had some that would clear your sinuses just sniffing them and others that you thought you had to use the whole bottle! LOL. Glad you liked the recipe!


Thank you for this recipe! It was perfect with my grilled Coho Salmon tonight. (It’s Coho as well as wildfire season out here in the Pacific NorthWest.) I liked it so much, i’ll make it for our annual Block Party next weekend, too. Thanks also for entering the perfect keywords so i found it immediately. The serrano made it just right.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    I’m so glad you loved it! We enjoy it with salmon as well. Make sure to pair it with a nice sweet wine for a great flavor profile.

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