Easy Picnic Recipes: Pineapple Coleslaw

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With BBQ Season in full-swing and July 4th just around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my family’s secret Pineapple Coleslaw recipe with you. With only a mere 5 ingredients, it whips up in a snap. And who doesn’t love easy picnic recipes?

It’s an adaptation of my Grandmother Kate’s recipe. However, she really deserves most of the credit, because all I changed was the addition of golden raisins.



  • 1 Bag Tri-colored Cole-Slaw Mix
  • 1/2 Bag Shredded Carrots
  • 14.5 oz Can Crushed Pineapple (in its own juice)
  • 1 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo

easy-picnic-recipes-raisins-mayonasie-3The only measuring you need to do!


Mix together all 5 ingredients – including the juice from the crushed pineapple…and that’s IT. Recipes couldn’t get any easier. It’s perfect alongside pulled pork or burgers.


Bring it to your next summer gathering and don’t be surprised if they ask you if you know more easy picnic recipes. Because it will be obvious that you’re the recipe guru of your bunch!

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we heartsters – what’s recipe is your picnic go-to? Share in the comments.

Rachel is a stay-at-home Mom that never seems to be home. She’s a military wife, mother to The Danger Boys and a self-proclaimed craftaholic that enjoys photography, knitting, baking and all things handmade.



  1. So yummy! Thanks for this @rachelshay! Serious coleslaw! I’m going to make this too! I have a whole pinnacle that I’ll use along with my homemade mayo.. better than Hellmanns’s

    1. Homemade mayo would make this recipe even better! Great idea!

  2. I needed something quick and yummy for a 4th of July shindig, and this fits the bill perfectly–thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Yum, perfect for the 4th! I never thought of putting pineapple in coleslaw but it sounds delicious.

  4. I am making this AND pulled pork for the 4th thanks to this post! I honestly am not the biggest coleslaw fan, but I think this recipe may change that.
    My husband IS the biggest coleslaw fan (mayo based salads are his jam) and he scrunched his nose at the thought of raisins in it, so I can’t wait to see what he thinks.

    btw, does anyone have a crockpot pulled pork recipe they like? Link it!

  5. This looks amazingly delicious!! Can’t wait to try it! I love pineapple.

  6. Cathy Furtado says:

    Yes, will fix for July camping trip to have with Kahlua Pulled Pork. What is meant by a “bag” of cole sale mix? Can you guesstimate how many cups this is and how many does the recipe serve approximately? Thanks!

    1. Hi Cathy, Bagged Cole Slaw can be found in most produce aisle. It’s near bagged lettuce and veggies. I think most are 14 – 16 oz. I’d estimate that one bag is about 2 cups.

  7. Kristin Winkler says:

    Could you sub Miracle Whip

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