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May 10, 2013

Tropical Vegetable Salad

I did mention that I am going to share more salads from now on !  We eat loads of salads, especially during Spring and Summer, but salads are so versatile as a side dish during the colder months as well.

Usually, when I make comfort food, it is rich enough to be served on it's own - think a stew on a bed of rice, meatballs with mashed potatoes and so on.  That's where a salad is perfect as a side, not as rich as a normal side dish, just a something extra.

I am sharing a recipe with you today which is full of vegetables, but with a delicious tropical taste - pineapple!

We have enjoyed this salad for many years, unchanged, which I found in the EENSKOTTELTREFFERS recipe book.  This is one recipe, which I feel is just right, no need to change, so we have it as is straight from the book.

*Perfect for dieters : use Pineapple in Natural Juice and a Light Mayonnaise*


{8 - 10 servings}

500g Frozen Mixed Vegetables   {I always use the Corn/Peas/Carrot/Beans}
1 can (425g) Pineapple pieces
1 Onion, chopped
2 1/2 TB Mayonnaise
Salt, to taste
Lemon Pepper, to taste
3 TB Parsley, chopped

1.) Boil the Frozen Vegetables in salted water for 5 - 8 minutes - drain and set aside to cool completely.
2.) Drain the Pineapple {but keep 2 TB of the juice aside} - mix with the Onion and add to the cooled Vegetables.
3.) Mix the retained Pineapple Juice, Mayonnaise, Salt, Lemon Pepper and Parsley - stir through the Vegetable mixture.

Transfer to a serving bowl and keep well chilled until ready to serve.

Hope you enjoy!


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  1. I never would have thought to add pineapple to veggie like that! I have to try this with one of our cookouts!

  2. Oh yum! This looks great! I love veggie mixes! :)

  3. That would be great to make up for lunches as well yum!

  4. I'm telling you ....I love that you are doing salads and this one looks super and easy! Pinned it! I usually have most of these ingredients on hand so this is a real keeper!

  5. Linda, this is the most interesting salad I've ever heard of. Unusual combination of ingredients, but I like them all. I am the adventurous type so I should try it, shouldn't I? Looks very pretty, too.

    Ducks ‘n a Row

  6. Hi Linda, yum yum yum! I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  7. This sounds interesting, but I LOVE pineapple on pizza, so why not?! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Very interesting! I am going to pin this for later!

  9. Looks like it's package to go with me. Thanks!

  10. Interesting! I would never have put those things together. Will have to try!

  11. Another intriguing post! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  12. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  13. Linda, that salad looks really delicious! I'm looking forward to trying it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  14. We love salads! Unfortunately, my husband won't eat anything with peas. Peas and butternut squash are the ONLY things he won't eat.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Hope to see you again this week!

  15. looks so yummy, Linda! You are our link party ad space winner this week! woot woot! You will be featured tonight and pinning now! :)

  16. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula


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