Tropical Hawaiian Salad with Honey Tamari Dressing [Paleo]
This is a really easy Paleo salad that you can enjoy as a side dish, snack, or as your lunch or dinner. The dressing is what makes this salad special – there’s tons of flavors in the salad dressing using ingredients like sesame oil, tamari sauce, raw honey, and garlic powder.
This Paleo salad recipe is quick to make and doesn’t require any cooking, so you can be enjoying this dish in just 15 minutes!
Tropical Hawaiian Salad with Honey Tamari Dressing – Step-by-step Instructions and Photos
Chop up your pack of ham into small chunks. If you’re wondering whether deli meat is considered Paleo, then check out this article here.
If you’re using frozen pineapple chunks, then defrost them first. If you’re using fresh pineapples, then chop them into small chunks.
The next ingredient is sliced almonds. You can use a different nut or seed if you prefer (pumpkin seeds also work well). This adds a bit of crunch to the dish.
Make the dressing by mixing together the tamari sauce, sesame oil (or use avocado oil if you don’t have sesame oil), white wine vinegar, garlic powder, raw honey and a bit of water.
Toss all the ingredients together with some chopped romaine lettuce or arrange them into boats and drizzle the dressing on top. Serve with additional dressing on the side.
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For the Salad
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (if frozen, defrost in microwave first) (approx. 12–16 chunks)
- 2 cups (1 lb) ham, diced
- Salad greens or romaine lettuce
- 2 Tablespoons (0.6 oz) sliced almonds
For the Dressing:
- Make the dressing by mixing together all the dressing ingredients.
- Toss together or arrange the salad ingredients and drizzle the dressing on top. Serve with extra dressing on the side.