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Pineapple Ham Salad

Are you looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make salad that’s perfect for a light lunch or a fresh side dish? Look no further than this pineapple ham salad recipe!

This salad combines the sweet and tangy flavors of fresh pineapple with savory chunks of ham to create a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Whether you’re a fan of Hawaiian-inspired cuisine or just looking for a new salad to add to your meal prep, this recipe is sure to impress. This pineapple salad recipe is a perfect way to elevate your lunchtime routine.

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When should you make a ham pineapple salad?

Pineapple and ham salad is a dish that can be enjoyed year-round, but it’s particularly great for warmer weather or after holiday meals.

It’s a versatile salad that can be served at summer barbecues, for lunch, at potlucks, parties, or as a quick and easy dinner. This salad is a perfect side dish for barbecues, as it complements grilled meats and other barbecue staples.

Pineapple Ham Salad on a lettuce leave with baked ham in the background

The salad is also an excellent choice for lunch, as it’s nutritious, filling, and can be prepped ahead of time. Make sure you read the tips on how to clean a fresh pineapple before you get started.

This salad is easy to transport and can be made in large quantities to feed a crowd, making it ideal for potlucks and parties.

What is in a ham and pineapple salad?

ingredients for this salad in a flat lay style

This salad recipe is the perfect way to use up leftovers. When you make an orange glazed ham chop the leftovers and your main ingredient is ready to go. You can even freeze the ham for the next time you make this tasty salad. The flavors of the precooked glazed ham will add a sweetness to the recipe, everyone will love.

Making a tasty ham salad with tangy pineapple is very easy and you only need a few ingredients to put it all together! In this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Chopped ham
  • Pineapple
  • Provolone cheese
  • Red Onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dry mustard 
  • Romaine lettuce

How do you make a pineapple ham salad?

In a small bowl fully combine mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and dry mustard.

Mixing the mayo

Next, in a serving bowl (or larger bowl if serving separately or making sandwiches) combine ham, pineapple, provolone and onions. Stir to fully combine.

ham, cheese and pineapple in a bowl

Then spoon the mayonnaise-mustard mixture onto the ham mixture and mix to fully coat.

a close up of the salad mixed together

Finally, line plates or small bowls with romaine lettuce leaves. Spoon ham salad into the center of the lettuce leaves. Garnish (if desired) and serve cold. 

Pineapple Ham Salad on a lettuce leave with ingredients in the background

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Other fresh pineapple recipes to try: pineapple kiwi smoothie, ham and pineapple pasta salad or mango pineapple smoothie bowl.

Can pineapple ham salad with mayonnaise be frozen?

While it is possible to freeze ham salad, it’s not recommended as the texture and quality of the salad may change once it thaws. Freezing can cause the mayonnaise to separate, making the salad watery and less flavorful.

How should you properly store a ham salad with mayo?

If you have leftover ham salad and want to store it for later use, it’s best to keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three to five days. This will ensure that the salad stays fresh and retains its flavor and texture.

a close up of a pineapple ham salad on a leaf of lettuce

What is the best way to serve ham salad with pineapple?

There are several ways to serve pineapple salad with mayo and ham.

It is often enjoyed as a standalone salad. Another option is to use it as a sandwich filling, either with toasted bread or croissants.

You can also use it as a side dish for meals like burgers, grilled chicken, or steak.

This salad recipe is a refreshing and delicious dish that’s perfect for a variety of occasions. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, looking for a quick and easy dinner option, or want to bring a dish to a potluck or party, a ham salad is a versatile choice that’s sure to please.

a close up of a pineapple ham salad on a leaf of lettuce

While freezing the salad is not recommended, storing it in the refrigerator for up to three to five days is a great way to enjoy leftovers.

There are several ways to serve ham salad with mayo, and whichever way you choose to serve it, ham salad is a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe book.

Pineapple Ham Salad

Pineapple Ham Salad on a lettuce leave with baked ham in the background

Looking for a delicious and refreshing summer salad that's easy to make? Try this pineapple ham salad recipe!  Not only is it a crowd-pleaser at any summer BBQ or potluck, but it's also a healthy meal!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped ham, -1⁄2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh Pineapple , cut into -1⁄2 inch cubes
  • 3⁄4 cup Provolone cheese chopped into -1⁄2 cubes
  • 1⁄4 cup Red Onion, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl fully combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and dry mustard.

    2. In a serving bowl (or larger bowl if serving separately or making sandwiches) combine ham, pineapple, provolone and onions. Stir to fully combine.

    3. Spoon mayonnaise-mustard mixture onto ham mixture and mix to fully coat.

    4. Line plates or small bowls with romaine lettuce leaves. Spoon ham salad into the center of the lettuce leaves. Garnish (if desired) and serve cold.

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