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Pineapple Potato Salad

Updated on April 9, 2013

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Summer Fun

I love having people over, particularly in the summer. There is nothing like having a barbecue in your backyard with your friends and family. I love trying out new dishes and being creative, always with a surprise on the table for my guests .

Salads of any kind are a must to accompany the bold flavors of barbecue. I am crazy about salads, especially ones that are filled with exotic ingredients, but still versatile enough to compliment any dish. This pineapple potato salad has been a hit anywhere I have taken it. It's also great to take to picnics, potluck, if you are invited to a barbecue, road trips, and anywhere else you can think of. It's dry and carries very well.

The combination of pineapple with anything savory really brings out the flavor. The first time I had pineapple on something savory was, believe it or not, not at a Chinese restaurant, but at Pizza Hut!
During my college years Friday nights were eat out night for our group of friends. On one occasion we went to a pizza hut. This erratic friend of ours orders a pizza with pineapple and anchovies! Anchovies? Wasn't it enough that the pizza had pineapples, he had to add those tiny yucky fishes! Oh, just the sound of that made my hairs curl up! Then he forced us to taste it..... Hmmmm, at first I wasn't so sure. Then the flavors started to settle in, and I actually enjoyed it! Thanks to him, my dear erratic friend, a new avenue was opened up for me. And, you guessed it right, those sweet and sour dishes at the Chinese Restaurant, became my favorite!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 to six Servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 apples, Granny Smith
  • 1 can Kidney Beans, Drained and washed
  • 1 can Pineapple, Drained
  • 2 tbsp Lite Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Lite Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt

Potatoes

Method:

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into four. Put them in a pot and boil them until tender. Once the potatoes are done set them aside and let them cool. Once the potatoes are cool, dice them and put them in a bowl. Peel and dice the apples and add them to the potatoes.
  2. Add the can of kidney beans and the pineapples, without the liquid, into the bowl. Combine the mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt and dill into the bowl. Stir everything together cover and put it in the refrigerator. Once it has cooled down serve it with your favorite main dish.

All Ingredients are in there

Some Variation:

Adding green pepper, scallions, and tangerine gives this salad extra taste boost, and color. On some occasion, I have added mustard to this salad too. This salad is very versatile ad can be tweaked to your liking.

Serving suggestion:

Apart from serving it at barbecues, it could also be served with lunch or dinner. Tuna burger, homemade garlic bread, with pineapple potato salad.

Another suggestion; roast chicken, pineapple potato salad, and green beans.

The possibilities are endless, since it will surely become a family favorite!

Enjoy.... At The Beach!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Magnificent, exotic and.... well, the anchovies are left behind for that pizza. Love the taste of that pinneaple salad mixed with the potato. Sounds like a Moroccan recipe or from those exotic places beyond the veil og Arabian nights. Great recipe! No stove, or batteries needed.

      LORD

      P.S. Just a misspeling for vinegar at the ingredients LA

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thank you for your 'exotic' lol.... Comment! Will change the spelling, appreciate your help.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Different and it sounds oh so yummy!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for stopping by, Billy. It is different, but tastes great... :)

      Appreciate your comment!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Love your different take on an old favorite LaThing...can't wait to give it a go...yum...thanks for sharing.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by, and commenting :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I just have to try this! I can't say I believe I will like it but many dishes I love today started out sounding weird! I hope I do! Thanks!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Lol, you are right, sometime we just have to give it a try...... thanks for your comment, and visit! See you around.....

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      toomuchmint 5 years ago

      New takes on potato salad are awesome! The combination of pineapple, potatoes and kidney beans sounds like a very interesting culinary experiment. Thanks for sharing!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      It was an experiment and became a hit! Thanks for your comment, and appreciate your sharing it!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks and sounds delicious. never thought of adding pineapple to potato salad. Thank you..

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      It taste wonderful with the combination of apple, and pineapple! Thanks for stopping by. See you around!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I happen to be starving at the moment and would love to have this lovely salad right in front of me.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I happen to be starving at the moment and would love to have this lovely salad right in front of me.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sounds delicious. Would never have thought of combining pineapples and potatoes and beans. Interesting idea. Will have to try it. Passing this on.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I had not heard of such a combination - how interesting! I am going to share this one.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Pop, Gypsy Rose, and Christy, thanks for the visit and your comments...... Appreciate it. Hope you guys give it a try :)

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Interesting! I haven't heard of such a combination either...can't wait to try it!

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      Nora411 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Mmm I never would have tried this recipe, but the beginning of the hub, (that little pineapple pizza story) has made me very curious to give it a try! Voting up !

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      HawaiiHeart, and Nora, thanks for stopping by, and your comment. You should try this, very interesting flavor. Hope you both like it.....

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      mmmmm very delicious. i love this hub of yours... (now, im hungry.. :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Lol, thank you for being hungry! And for the comment too.... :)

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, that is the salad recipe I was looking for. I do love everything that includes potato and throw beans and pineapple into mix - yummy! I had this salad at a friends party a couple months ago and I tried hard to get the recipe but some people just don't like the idea of sharing (talk about strange LOL) Yay. Now I have it, I am sure it's that same salad, I feel a lot more happy now. =) (in their face.) Five stars from me 'tick' (I'd tick ten stars but they won't let me) back to the chicken dance of happiness. =)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Max, I hope this is that same salad, so you can really do the chicken dance, lol, lol! Hope you enjoy it. And thanks for the visit and the vote, really, really appreciate it! :)

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I love new and different flavors! Thanks for sharing this recipe - I need to try it out. Voted up and interesting!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Nice seeing you here, Natashalh! Hope you do try it, and like it. Thanks for your vote, and visit......

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      sound exotic to me..ii mean, i never heard of this salad before..pineapple potato ^;^

      might as well try it.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Lol, it does sound exotic! Hope you enjoy it..... Thanks for visiting, and your comment.

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      This sounds very interesting, I will definitely give it a try! I voted up.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thank you LisaWilliams! I hope you enjoy it..... See you around.

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      kat_thurston 4 years ago

      definitely adding this one to my list. I've cooked for years and have a ton of recipes I use regularly but every once in a while I like to do something differently aside from writing here on hubpages I always enjoy reading and finding interesting recipes from different cooks. thanks for sharing this one.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Kat.... Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely check our your recipes. I am always looking for new things. Do appreciate your comment, and you are always welcome :)

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      Siyabonga 2 years ago

      This is what we need - an insight to make evoynere think

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      Cannon 2 years ago

      It's great to read something that's both enjoyable and provides priaagtmsdc solutions.

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