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Ham with Pineapple Salsa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

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
Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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)


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • pammy54
    Jun 14, 2020

    Okay, well I am guilty of changing the recipe a little bit, but only to our taste. We don't care for cilantro, so I substituted parsley. And we like a little more heat, so I used Thai bird chiles, with the seeds more or less scraped out. Also, I used fresh pineapple---this was amazing! You know, it goes well on a pork roast also. ????

  • eileen344
    Apr 13, 2019

    Is there something that can be substituted for the cilantro? We don't care for it.

  • bakergirl00
    Nov 19, 2015

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

  • PageRD
    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
    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
    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