These Paleo Hawaiian skewers are amazing! Those following a paleo diet know that pizza is almost impossible these days. But these Paleo Hawaiin Skewers are delicious Hawaiian pizza on a stick and yet still paleo-friendly!
My husband Kaleb loves pineapple. Fresh or grilled, he loves it all! He LOVED the pineapple smoothies in Costa Rica!
So when I threw out the idea to Kaleb that I might want to try making Hawaiian skewers, he was on board before I could get the full sentence out!
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Why Not Paleo Hawaiian Pizza on a Stick?!
Who doesn’t love Hawaiian pizza? But if you are trying to remain grain and dairy-free, pizza is a lot more complicated. This recipe brings the toppings to you in one delicious conglomeration!
And this one is sure to be loved by even some of the pickiest eaters!
Paleo Hawaiian Skewers- Ingredients
I wanted to make this paleo compliant and, therefore, have specified uncured ham. You are welcome to use other types of ham if you aren’t following a paleo diet.
Uncured ham used to be hard to find here in Indiana, but lately, it’s available at our local grocery store (Meijer). Hopefully, you get just as lucky.
Honey, Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce), and Garlic
This is the glaze for the ham. It’s full of flavor and a perfect mix of sweetness, saltiness, and spice.
Maple syrup could probably be used in its place of honey, though I have not tried it.
Coconut aminos is a great gluten-free and soy-free alternative to soy sauce. You can use soy sauce if you are following a Paleo, gluten-free, or soy-free diet.
Who doesn’t love grilled pineapple?! It is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with ham!
Bell Peppers and Onions
The bell peppers and onions add additional flavors to the dish. They can be omitted or changed based on your liking.
I love bacon on my Hawaiian pizza! It adds great flavor. But if you’d rather go without, that works too!
The bacon will need to be cooked before going on the skewers. This means you may want to plan this meal on the same day you’re already making bacon for breakfast or another meal. I like to make these skewers while camping. I cook up bacon and eggs with fruit in the morning and make extra bacon for Hawaiian Skewers in the evening. It works perfectly!
Grilling the Paleo Hawaiian Skewers
It’s my goal to develop recipes that work well for travel.
If you’re headed to an Airbnb with a grill, this is a great recipe!
If you can bring a portable grill, like a George Forman, this is a great recipe!
If you’re camping, this is a great recipe!
You can use a charcoal grill, gas grill, portable grill, campfire grate, or possibly even a skillet over the stove! This recipe is very versatile, and the methods with which you cook these skewers are completely up to you and the tools you have available!
Paleo Hawaiian Skewers Recipe
Pizza on a Stick: Paleo Hawaiian Skewers!
- 2 lbs uncured ham, sliced
- ¾ cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1½ tsp dried garlic
- 1 pineapple
- 2 lb uncured bacon, cooked and cut into 1 inch squares
- 2-4 green and red bell peppers, diced into 1 inch squares
- 1 large onion (or 2 small), cut into 1 inch squares
- Mix the honey, coconut aminos, and garlic in a small bowl
- Place the ham in a covered dish and pour the honey mixture on top. Let it sit in a covered dish for at least 6 hours, preferably over night, mixing half way through to evenly coat.
- Prepare the ham by cutting into 1 inch squares.
- String the ham, pineapple, bacon, and veggies on the skewers as desired.
- Cook the skewers on a grill at medium high heat.
After trying them, these Paleo Hawaiian skewers will be on your list for your next camping trip. They are just that good! For more Paleo-friendly camping recipes, check out our post on Paleo Camping Recipes!