Ham and Pineapple Couscous Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ham and Pineapple Couscous Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Ham and Pineapple Couscous Salad

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"This is a fresh, delicious and healthy way to eat leftover ham."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and garlic powder to a boil. Turn off heat and stir in couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together couscous, ham, pineapple, onion and drained peas
  3. In a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice, lemon juice, Dijon-style mustard and vegetable oil. Pour dressing over the salad and stir to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 22, 2005

Very delicious recipe - but I agree that the onion is too overpowering. I bought the smallest red onion I could find, and used half, and that was still too much. I suggest maybe 1/4 small red onion. Otherwise, very easy and quick to make!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2009

I liked all of the flavor combination except the red onion. It overpowered everything else. Very easy to make. I'll skip the onion next time, but definitely try this again. Maybe more pineapple.


20 Ratings

Sep 23, 2007

Most family members enjoyed this. I think it has a great flavor, however I did double the dressing portion. The 2 year old even ate it!

Feb 23, 2003

Great total meal with meat vegetable fruit and grain all in one Very nutritious Greatt for hot summer days!

Feb 22, 2005

This is delicious. Great alternative to a sandwich for lunch. The amount of mustard is not indicated. I used about 1/3 cup. I also added a bit of orange juice to make it a little less dry and some green pepper just because I'm a recipe rebel.

Mar 16, 2007

This is great, but the 4 serving size with 1 cup of couscous makes a LOT! I'm going to cut back next time. I used mandarain oranges instead of pineapple (thought I had some and didn't) and it was great. I do plan to use pinapple next time.

Jun 13, 2005

Very eash and good! I like onion but too much will give me heartburn. So I added maybe 1/4 c. of chopped onion. I didn't have left over ham (I don't cook hams), so I got a slab of black forest ham from the deli when it was on sale. Only suggestion, maybe a little more dressing. I used 2 T. of Dijon. Good summer salad.

Feb 03, 2011

I love this recipe. I used fresh pineapple instead of canned. And edamame instead of peas. It is a really refreshing lunch!


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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