Hawaiian Honey Ham and Quinoa Salad

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners
Honey Ham

Looking for a refreshing, filling and diet-friendly meal? We’ve got just the right recipe for you to try: Hawaiian Honey Ham and Quinoa Salad. Juicy ham is perfectly cut and accompanied by sweet pineapple, while a Quinoa Salad is prepared with a variety of ingredients to create a zesty yet sweet side dish.

Don’t be deceived by this delicious recipe’s fancy name—it’s super simple to create. For your Hawaiian Honey Ham, grab half a pound of pre-cooked ham and cut it up into eight slices. One can of pineapple will be used to stack on your ham and honey will add a little extra sweetness. Bake for about 20 minutes and voila!

While you wait on your Hawaiian Honey Ham to brown to perfection, you can begin whipping up the simple Quinoa Salad. Cook your quinoa and prepare your leftover pineapple slices, raisins, carrots and green onions. Toss with zesty lemon juice, tangy pineapple juice and extra virgin olive oil. Toss this sweet and savory salad together for the ultimate, refreshing side dish.

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This entire flex meal counts as just two PowerFuels, one SmartCarb and two Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan and makes a whopping four servings—so it’s perfect for a family dinner night. With busy and hectic schedules making family dinner often impossible, this easy-to-prepare Hawaiian Honey Ham and Quinoa Salad is the perfect excuse to sit down and enjoy each other’s company, all while you savor a delicious meal.

At just 367 calories per serving, this Nutrisystem-approved meal should still be logged in your NuMi app to ensure you are staying on track with your daily intake. You can easily log your meals right here in the NuMi app >

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Servings: Makes 4 servings

Calories per Serving: 367

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb and 3 Extras

Ingredients:

  • Hawaiian Ham
  • ½ pound cooked ham, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple slices in 100% juice, drained, juice reserved
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Quinoa Salad
  • ½ cup quinoa, uncooked
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 pineapple slices, chopped (left over from ham)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a shallow baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. Whisk together reserved pineapple juice, water, honey and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Continue stirring until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Place 4 slices of ham in baking dish. Layer 4 pineapple slices over ham. Top with remaining ham slices and then 4 more pineapple slices. Set aside 2 remaining pineapple slices for quinoa salad.
  4. Pour sauce over ham slices.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until ham is warm and sauce is bubbling.
  6. Bring pineapple juice and water to a boil. Stir in quinoa, turn heat to low, cover and simmer until all liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  7. In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with chopped pineapple, raisins, matchstick-cut carrots, parsley and green onion. Whisk together lemon juice, pineapple juice, olive oil and salt.
  8. Drizzle dressing over quinoa salad and mix.
  9. Serve ham with quinoa salad.