Hawaiian Beach Club Coleslaw
It’s fun to serve something and have someone call it extraordinary. And that’s exactly the response I received when I handed Jeff (who actually IS a fairly un-biased critic) a plate of fish tacos with this (easy) wonderful Hawaiian Beach Club Coleslaw. And I got the same response AGAIN with a pile of Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and this coleslaw on a buttery crunchy toasted bun.
Jeff had just finished lunch about an hour before, but I needed a taste tester so I handed him this anyway and asked for his opinion. Never one to shirk from a duty, Jeff threw himself on that unexploded grenade and took a bite.
And then took another bite.
And then said… “extraordinary.”
And then proceeded to finish the whole thing and followed me back to the kitchen, looking around expectantly for some extra bits that just might have been left laying around.
Yep. I think we have a winner.
This Hawaiian Beach Club Cole Slaw is inspired by the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. If you’re ever on the Big Island you should drop by. It’s a wonderfully relaxed place to sit with your toes in the warm sand. Can’t you just picture yourself here…
The slaw is great on a Kalua Pork sandwich or on fried fish tacos (I’ll also be posting this one shortly too). You can make it with packaged coleslaw, like I did with my wonderful pulled pork, or shave some green and red cabbage and omit the carrots – and use it on fried fish tacos. Either way, it’s fabulous.
And if you’re looking for an OUT OF THIS WORLD summer activity – it’s also a perfect dish for a summer luau. While you’re a it, take a minute and click here to see just how much fun a Summer Luau Party can be!! (And just how EASY it is to pull together with my recipes.)
Or, if you simply would like a virtual romantic interlude in Hawaii, try one of these amazing 10 minute Virtual Vacations.
Pin for Later
Or Make Now
Let’s get started!
1.5 ounce servings (4 cups = 9 ounces)
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger freshly grated
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 cup pineapple diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 (14 ounce) package coleslaw cabbage mix (or 1 head green and 1 head red cabbage
- 1 cup mango diced into 1/2 inch cubes
In a medium bowl combine all dressing ingredients.
Chop pineapple and mango into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the dressing.
When ready to serve, if making your own slaw, shave thin slices off the cabbage heads. Otherwise, toss prepared coleslaw cabbage mix with dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This is very good on its own, and EXTRAORDINARY on a Kalua Pork sandwich with a toasted bun.
Here’s some other fantastic recipes to put you in a Hawaii frame of mind.
Welcome to Aloha Dreams!
I'm so glad you dropped by. I'm Betsy. Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.
I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200. So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!' Then relax. I've got your back.
Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise? Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!
Explore Aloha Dreams
If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, I've got you covered on the very best places to go! From many amazing restaurants to incredible adventures in the surf and on land, this is your go-to source for unique and exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. Or just take a Virtual Vacation!! Let's go!
If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes! I'm here to help. From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd! My recipes are tested and trusted. Let's cook!
Ever wished you could build your dream home? Like amazing house design and home building ideas? Me too! Join me as I design and build a home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Follow along while I design each room. Enjoy a front row seat for the entire amazing construction process. Let's play!
Would you like to throw a Luau, but not sure where to start? Want to know how to build a tiki bar and roast a pig? Here's everything you need to have a luau. How about a Christmas Feast or even a fabulous dinner for your neighborhood supper club? You've come to the right place. Let's party!