Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe
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Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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A dear friend shared this recipe when she moved from Hawaii to Colorado. Now it’s one of my favorite ways to eat ham. I get lots of requests for the recipe when I make it for guests. —Dawn Wilson, Buena Vista, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 228 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1366mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients.
  2. Place ham steak on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3 in. from heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 140°. Cut ham into serving-size pieces. Serve with pineapple salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Ham with Pineapple Salsa in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p22

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bakergirl00 User ID: 1291183 237686
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Loved this salsa!! Used it as an appetizer with tortilla chips instead of with the ham. Delish!"

PageRD User ID: 5881442 233909
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"While this was a nice accompaniment to a ham steak, the cilantro seemed to overwhelm the dish. I love cilantro, but I would cut it back and maybe add a little more jalapeno for more heat."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 229792
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Excellent accompaniment. The only changes I made were to use frozen pineapple chunks and jalapenos from a jar because they were what I had on hand. Actually I think the frozen pineapple would create a fresher taste and less sweet than canned. The result was awesome and I will definitely use it again. We have ham steaks on a regular basis and I am always looking for sauce recipes for it."

plumjas30 User ID: 4322210 72387
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"This is just the right amount of "kick" that ham steaks need, with the great taste of fruit. Only had tidbits, but it was wonderful! Thank you"

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