Left over Easter Ham Salad

joeyjoan K


This is a very basic salad. I found this recipe in the Philadelphia Inquire News paper over 29 yrs ago. I was learning,heck I am still Learning so I will say I was Beginning to run my own home serve every day meals as well as holiday meals. I cooked such a big ham that first year for just 2 of us I was ever so grateful to the Inquire for running a week of left over ham ideas and recipes.
Over the years a few ingredients have changed to suit our taste but basically this recipe has stayed the same and is a favorite in my house hold. Occasionally we get a ham just to have left overs.

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2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
dijon mustard
1 tsp
salt and pepper to taste
6 Tbsp
olive oil


ripe avacados peeled,halved and pitted
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 lb
baked ham cut into coarse slices
2 medium
tomatoes thinly sliced
1 medium
cucumber scored and thinly sliced
1 medium
red onion thinly sliced in rounds
6 c
lettuce,mix and match it all works.

How to Make Left over Easter Ham Salad


  • 1Make the Vinaigrette in a small bowl whisk together the vinegar,mustard,and seasoning. While constantly whisking slowly add in the oil,continue whisking until thickened.Set a side.
  • 2Cut Avocado into large slices, cutting length wise making wedge shapes. Toss with the lemon juice and set a side.( when I am rushed or lazy I put the salad together and sprinkle the juice on top of the salad before tossing. I am normally serving the salad right away so it works)
  • 3place the ham,tomatoes,cucumbers,onion and avocados in a bowl drizzle with half the dressing
  • 4Toss lettuce with remaining vinaigrette,divide evenly onto the plates,place even amounts of the ham mixture on top of the greens and serve.
  • 5We enjoy this dish with a crispy garlic bread and a bowl of piping hot soup.
  • 6As you will notice from my pictures I put my salad together in one bowl jumping over a few steps and serving family style. It comes out just as tasty either way. I follow each step if I am serving to guest at a dinner party it makes it feel more formal.

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About Left over Easter Ham Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Pork, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #ham, #avacodo

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