Grilled Ham with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Ham with Pineapple Salsa

I am not an adventurous eater.  I think I want to make my children better about tasting new foods because I am so reluctant to do so.  I never ate broccoli until I was in college.  I found out I LOVED it if it is cooked properly.   But, it was green, smelled funny and no one made me try it so I never did until everyone around me thought that was strange that I had never had broccoli or Chinese food.

Pineapple Salsa is one of those foods for me.  I love regular salsa but fruit salsa?  That just sounded too weird for me.

But, we had ham steaks and I needed something to go with them so I found a recipe for Pineapple Salsa from   It seemed fairly simple and something I could add to our ham steak.


I am so happy I tried this.  I did alter the recipe a bit for our family.  None of us like cilantro and usually think it tastes like soap so I skipped it in this dish.  My daughter thought it was a bit too spicy and didn’t like the onion flavor but the rest of us loved it!  I will definitely be adding this side to other dishes.

I served our grilled ham steak and pineapple salsa with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli.


  • 1 lb. ham steak
  • 2 cups pineapple, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, cleaned, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat indoor grill or out-door grill for ham steak.
  2. Mix pineapple, onion, jalapeno, lime juice and salt in a small glass bowl until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Grill ham steak until warmed through.
  4. Serve ham steak with pineapple salsa over the top.

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