Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe
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Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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“A dear friend shared the recipe for Ham with Pineapple Salsa when she moved from Hawaii to Colorado. Now it’s one of my favorite ways to eat ham,” says Dawn Wilson of Buena Vista, Colorado. “I get lots of requests for the recipe when I make it for guests.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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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 equals 228 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1366 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g 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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

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

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."

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."

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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