An easy salad to make with a bag of salad greens, pineapple, bacon bits, nuts and toasted coconut. Use fresh pineapple, if you can, and substitute toasted almonds for the macadamia nuts, if desired.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

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  • Combine pineapple juice, red wine vinegar, oil, pepper and salt in a lidded jar or cruet. Cover and shake well.

  • Toss lettuce, pineapple, macadamia nuts, green onions and bacon together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Garnish with toasted coconut.

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Nutrition Facts

255 calories; 22.4 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 324 mg sodium. 10.9 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I loved this recipe (with some additions from the comments) - I reduced the oil, increased the juice, used rice wine vinegar, added the garlic and ginger and some sugar for the dressing - ABSOLUTELY necessary additions or else you're basically just pouring juice on your salad. - I also included red peppers in the salad and it was a HUGE hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2006
I added sugar to make it sweet and added raisins. Read More
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244 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I loved this recipe (with some additions from the comments) - I reduced the oil, increased the juice, used rice wine vinegar, added the garlic and ginger and some sugar for the dressing - ABSOLUTELY necessary additions or else you're basically just pouring juice on your salad. - I also included red peppers in the salad and it was a HUGE hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I loved this recipe (with some additions from the comments) - I reduced the oil, increased the juice, used rice wine vinegar, added the garlic and ginger and some sugar for the dressing - ABSOLUTELY necessary additions or else you're basically just pouring juice on your salad. - I also included red peppers in the salad and it was a HUGE hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2004
I just served this to a party of 100 for a Hawaiian Luau. Lots of people asked for the recipe and said this was delicious. I made some changes to the vinaigrette. I used Rice Wine Vinegar instead of Red Wine Vinegar and added fresh ginger and garlic to the dressing to add depth to the taste. Also added a little sugar to balance the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2003
I made this recipe for my gourmet group in which I was doing a Luau theme. Everyone loved it. I made several changes though. I increased the pineapple juice to 1/2 cup and used extra (fresh only!!!) cutup pineapple on each individual plate. For presentation I also used some star fruit on each plate (looks pretty and adds more color). Also I decreased the onion to 2 and upped the coconut to 1/2 cup. I really wanted to bring out the tropical flavors of this recipe. I would definitely make this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2003
Great salad! Such a delicious combination. I used ready-made real bacon bits and they worked fine. Upped the amount of pineapple juice because I wanted more of that flavor. Also used canned pineapple tidbits. By using the canned pineapple and precooked bacon I saved a ton of time. Also used macadamia nuts (they were salted so I rinsed them off because toasting. My daughter liked it as well even though she doesn't like coconut. I have made tons of salads using various fruits but never have dabbled with pineapple in this kind of combination. This is my new favorite and I am going to say the best salad I have ever had in my life. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
What a great salad! We loved it even kids and will make again. I omitted the bacon (didn't have any) increased the pineapple juice to 1/2 cup as suggested and had to use the sugar-coated almonds rather than the macadamias. The toasted coconut is so good on this salad! Thanks Marianne! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2004
LOVED this salad! All the flavors came together and made for a very elegant yet tropical salad. Once the dressing goes on you have to eat it - the leftovers became soggy overnight. Eat what you make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2003
This was a really tastey light and easy salad to make. I'm always looking for more salad recipes that encorporate fruit and greens. Everyone liked it. I had some butter lettuce and baby spinach on hand so I mixed that in with the romaine lettuce and it made for a nice salad mix. Makes a bit too much dressing for the size of the salad but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the taste! It will be something I make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
At first I wasn't sure if anyone would like this different salad. However it was a hit at a luau I attended. It's even better the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2004
This is a great salad.I did'nt change a thing. Even my 3 year old nephew ate 3 servings of this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2006
I added sugar to make it sweet and added raisins. Read More
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