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Chopped Salad With Ham


chopped salad with ham and beans

A Delicious Chopped Salad

D. Rattray
Use the easy balsamic and honey mustard vinaigrette or your own favorite prepared dressing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup cooked chick peas
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and diced
  • 2 small to medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup diced Havarti, Monterey Jack, or mild Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • .
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • .
  • tortilla chips


Heat a skillet; spray with vegetable cooking spray or a little butter then brown ham. Combine ham with the chopped lettuce, onion, pecans, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, cheese, and parsley; toss to mix well.

In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and mustard. Gradually whisk in the olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange on individual salad plates on a bed of tortilla chips with dressing on the side.

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