Couscous with Ham and Pineapple

Couscous with Ham and Pineapple

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Here is a delicious way to use up leftover ham. With the pineapple it has a 'Hawaiian' taste! A great side dish, especially at a barbecue.

Julie Stutzman

Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 125g cooked ham, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 250g tinned pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a large saucepan bring water, butter and garlic powder to a boil. Turn off heat and stir in couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl mix together couscous, ham, pineapple, onion and drained peas.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and vegetable oil. Pour dressing over the salad and stir to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.

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