Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Salsa


Get party-ready with our Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Salsa. A fruity salsa of pineapple, jalapeño and mango nectar is the perfect base for salty chunks of cooked canned ham seasoned with Grill Mates® Baja Citrus Marinade. Serve it inside hollowed out pineapple bowls for a festive touch.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 cups


  • 1 (1 ounce) package McCormick® Grill Mates® Baja Citrus Marinade

  • ½ cup mango nectar or orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 (12 ounce) can canned ham, such as Spam® Classic, cut into small cubes

  • 4 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped

  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts


  1. Mix Marinade Mix, mango nectar, honey and lime juice in large bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of the marinade mixture; set aside.

  2. Cook cubed canned ham and 1/4 cup of the reserved marinade mixture in large skillet on medium heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir pineapple, onion and jalapeno into remaining marinade mixture in large bowl until well blended. Top with ham mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve dip with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* 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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