Tropical Salad

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This salad was perfect with the Hawaiian Grilled Chicken.  It’s full of pineapple, green onions, macadamia nuts, bacon…Yum!  I found the recipe on Bethany’s blog, For the Love of Grub.  I made the salad on Saturday, so we could eat it Sunday after church.  I mixed the dressing up, but did not add it until right before serving.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 6 slices of bacon, crumbled (I used 8 pre-cooked slices)
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained and reserved for dressing
  • 1/2 cup macadamia pieces
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, onions, bacon, macadamias, coconut and pineapple.  In a container with a tight fitting lid, combine the other ingredients.  Shake to mix.  Pour over the salad right before serving.

I learned that you can toast coconut in the microwave.  The directions were on the bag. So easy!

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  1. It does look great I will have to try it. 🙂 Thanks

  2. The perfect combo. 🙂 This meal just screams “summer” to me, so I haven’t made it in a while. If we can scrounge up a sunny day over spring break, then we’ll have to make it again.

  3. Do you think you could use the juice from the pineapple instead of buying a separate thing of juice?

    • Jana, yes you can use the juice from the can. If you make this salad to go with the Hawaiian Grilled Chicken you will need more juice though.

  4. Hi! Just found your site while doing a google search for chicken tortilla soup and I love your blog! Your recipes look delish! I can’t wait to look around some more. 🙂

    PS: I also homeschool my kids!

  5. This salad looks so good and I’m sure my kids would like it as well! I’ll be making it soon. Thanks!

  6. great salad! I used 2 cans of pineapple for the entire dinner instead of the juice (food processed 1 can for the marinade, chunks for the salad). terrific way to get the grill ready for summer!

  7. LadyLep says:

    Had this yesterday! With modifications: turkey bacon and no nuts or coconut (as my mom is allergic), used fresh pineapple and lemon juice instead of the vinegar. I never thought to put turkey bacon in a salad with pineapple! So simple yet yummy!

  8. I ended up making this to take to a friend’s for the 4th and it was delicious! Everyone loved it, even my husband, who is not a fan of coconut and doesn’t usually like fruit/salad combos.


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