Ham and Pineapple Couscous Salad


This is a fresh, delicious and healthy way to eat leftover ham.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup couscous

  • 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved

  • ½ small red onion, sliced

  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Dijon-style prepared mustard

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  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-style mustard and vegetable oil. Pour dressing over the salad and stir to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
13g Fat
50g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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