Ham Salad Pineapple Boats Recipe
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Ham Salad Pineapple Boats Recipe

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These bountiful "boats" hold a chunky mixture of ham, pineapple, celery and green pepper dressed with a blend of mayonnaise and mustard. "We love this light meal, especially during the summer," says Carol Shafer of Manhattan Beach, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper

Nutritional Facts

436 calories: 3/4 cup, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1087mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein .


  1. Stand pineapple upright and cut in half, leaving the top attached. Remove fruit, leaving a 1-in. shell. Chop fruit; set aside 1 cup for salad and refrigerate the remaining fruit for another use.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard. Stir in the ham, celery, green pepper and reserved pineapple. Spoon into pineapple halves. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ham Salad Pineapple Boats in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Easy and delicious. Beautiful to entertain with."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"This ham salad pineapple boat recipe is light, tasty, and incredibly easy to make. It's a keeper and one my family will ask for many times as they love pineapple and ham."

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