Aloha! Today I have a pizza-inspired salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner and clocks in at under 300 calories. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Hawaiian pizza (actually all pizzas) but this salad has the perfect combination of sweet and salty that will fill you up but not weigh you down.
On a typical Hawaiian pizza you have a red tomato sauce. With a salad, use fresh chopped tomatoes instead. Pineapple and ham is what really makes a pizza a Hawaiian pizza and this salad has both! Sliced deli ham and pineapple chunks are found throughout this salad. Cheese is a must in my world of pizza and this salad includes diced cheddar for maximum flavor. I love red onion – so that’s included as well. For the dressing – it doesn’t really need much! But I went with a light balsamic dressing to add a punch of flavor.
Some people are weird about fruit on their pizza – but most people can handle fruit on their salad. I enjoy anything and everything on pizza and salads alike. The weirder, the better.
Are you a Hawaiian pizza lover? What’s your favorite pizza toppings that could inspire a new salad combination?