Monday, May 26, 2014

Pineapple-Mango Slaw.

I wasn't planning on posting a recipe today, but this is the easiest slaw to add to a burger for a Memorial Day bbq this afternoon or tonight if you are looking to make things interesting! First, I have to share that yesterday K and I went to the first White Sox game of the year, and the weather was perfect - 80 degrees with a breeze off the lake.

We barely got tickets as it was a last minute decision to head to the game, so we ended up with the $12 seats in the very last row at the top - the only pair of seats we could find! Any seat at a baseball game is a good seat in my opinion. The stadium features one of the best skyline views of the city from the Gate 5 ramp {other top views include the Ashland Green / Pink line CTA stop bridge and the Adler Planetarium}. I only hobbled a little bit climbing up the steep stairs after the Soldier Field 10 Mile race on Saturday - a recap to come.

We were on our way home and it was almost dinnertime and the best grilling weather, so a stop at the store resulted in a pineapple and ingredients for a sweet summer slaw to add to turkey burgers, or enjoy as a side. Or both, in my case.

This recipe uses two juicy slices of pineapple, along with a few of my favorite ingredients - mango and avocado. Throw in some red onion, red cabbage, salt and pepper and you're good to go. Oh, and lime juice - even though there is a shortage, I snagged one last week for $1 and I'm putting it to good use here.

Pineapple-Mango Slaw
Serves 4.

2 slices pineapple
1/2 cup red cabbage {chopped}
1 avocado
1 mango
1/2 lime {squeezed}
3 Tablespoons cilantro {chopped}
1/4 red onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How to~
*Slice the pineapple into 1-inch circles and set aside 2 for this recipe {make sure to core out a small circle to remove the tough middle piece}.
*Chop red cabbage intro strips, and a mango and avocado into bite-sized chunks. Chop the pineapple slices into cubes.
*Combine pineapple, mango, avocado, red onion, salt, and pepper. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
*Chop or tear about 3 Tablespoons of cilantro and add to the mix.
*Add to a turkey burger or another burger or choice!

I'm off to a barbeque for the afternoon with friends. Have a great holiday!


  1. So fun! That looks so yummy! xo

  2. Amazing, terrific recipe. I like that it's vegan & doesn't contain tons of mayo like most slaws. :] // ☼

  3. Thanks, I agree - it's nice not to use mayo and have a 'fresher' slaw!