Couscous with Ham and Pineapple

    25 minutes

    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.

    20 people made this

    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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    Most family members enjoyed this. I think it has a great flavor, however I did double the dressing portion. The 2 year old even ate it!  -  23 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very delicious recipe - but I agree that the onion is too overpowering. I bought the smallest red onion I could find, and used half, and that was still too much. I suggest maybe 1/4 small red onion. Otherwise, very easy and quick to make!  -  20 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great total meal with meat vegetable fruit and grain all in one Very nutritious Greatt for hot summer days!  -  22 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)