A Trip to the Tropics

Nothing shouts tropics and summer more than mangos and pineapples.  Except maybe pina colada, that screams tropics, especially when accompanied by a mini umbrella. 
So as a last homage to summer, before the leaves start turning colors and falling off the trees, we are having a tropical inspired coleslaw for dinner.  Simple and refreshing.  Oh summer, you've been a blast.  Between the fantastic BBQs with loved ones, days spent in the water, and warm nights where we just sat and enjoyed the stillness.  You will be missed.  Until next year...


Mango-Pineapple Slaw

5 cups coleslaw mix
2 mangos, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple or 1 - 14oz can pineapple, cubed and drained
3/4 cup plain yogurt
3 Tbsp pineapple juice
2 Tbsp sugar

In small bowl whisk together yogurt, pineapple juice and sugar.  Set aside.
In large bowl combine coleslaw mix and mango.  Pour dressing over top, using as much or as little as desired.  Stir to combine.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.  Just prior to serving add in pineapple**.  Mix to combine.
Plate up & serve.

**canned pineapple retains a lot of juice despite being drained.  in order to avoid a soggy and watered down slaw, use either fresh pineapple or add in 'canned' pineapple just prior to serving.


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