• 1 to 1 1/2 cups ham, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons red bell pepper, roughly diced
  • 4 Hawaiian-style hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices pineapple, fresh or canned
  • 4 lettuce leaves
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the ham and mayonnaise and pulse to blend, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Add the crushed pineapple, nuts, parsley and bell pepper and pulse to blend, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Set aside.

Arrange the lettuce on the bun bottoms. Top with the sliced pineapple, ham mixture and bun tops and serve.

Serves 4

Courtesy of Katie Jasiewicz, katiescucina.com
Hawaiian-style potato chips, slaw, or macaroni salad would be a natural alongside these easy-to-make sandwiches. In addition to using it as a sandwich filling, you can use the ham salad to fill an avocado half, to top a green salad, or as a spread for crackers.