Macaroni Coleslaw


A sweet and tangy cold salad of pineapple and vegetables that may be prepared up to one day ahead of time. Delicious alongside jerk-seasoned grilled meats.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 2 ½ cups elbow macaroni

  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained, 2 tablespoons of juice reserved

  • 3 cups finely shredded cabbage

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 cup cherry-flavored yogurt

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup fresh shredded coconut

  • 8 maraschino cherries for garnish (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water until chilled. Drain well.

  2. Place the macaroni in a large bowl, and toss together with the bell pepper, onion, carrot, pineapple, reserved pineapple juice, and cabbage. Sprinkle with garlic powder, and toss to combine; set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, stir together the Dijon mustard, vinegar, oil, white pepper, sugar, and yogurt; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the macaroni salad with the dressing, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.

  4. To serve, toss the salad again to mix, then pour into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with coconut, and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
4g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 37mg 184%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 352mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.