|October 31, 2023

Avocado Pineapple Paleo Coleslaw

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Avocado Pineapple Paleo Coleslaw

Paleo Coleslaw recipe and content provided by Brent Totty

Looking for a light, refreshing slaw that pairs with any protein? Look no further than this five-minute paleo coleslaw! Serve up this cold summer salad to beat the heat and fight inflammation.

Pineapple makes the perfect addition to paleo coleslaw, both for flavor and micronutrients. Pineapple is full of bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory compound that shortens recovery time and can help with chronic conditions like arthritis[1] and asthma.[2]

Related: Low-Carb Bacon Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

This paleo coleslaw gets the rest of its crunch from napa cabbage and fresh cucumber. Top with creamy avocado and apple cider vinegar dressing for a satisfying side that can help regulate your insulin. Perfect for summer cookouts!

This refreshing paleo coleslaw fights cravings, inflammation, and summer heat thanks to sweet pineapple and creamy avocado. Whole30- and keto-friendly.

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Avocado Pineapple Paleo Coleslaw


Start to Finish: 20 minutes (5 minutes active)


  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded, and diced
  • 1/2 napa cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or Brain Octane Oil


  1. In a large bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients together.
  2. In the same bowl, add coleslaw ingredients. Mix to incorporate, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Makes: Serves 4

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Salt: 495mg
  • Potassium: 365mg
  • Vitamin A: 78mg
  • Iron: 5mg

A note on ingredients: While cabbage is a green-zone vegetable on the Bulletproof Diet, raw cabbage can be moderately high in oxalates—a type of antinutrient that can cause muscle pain, kidney stones, or thyroid imbalances. To reduce oxalates, you can lightly steam cabbage ahead of time and refrigerate before incorporating in this recipe, or soak in extra lemon juice.

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