Chopped Salad with Ham and Goat Cheese

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Toasted pecans and buttery goat cheese make this a gourmet salad, and with bottled dressing there's minimal fuss.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz ham, thinly sliced, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder, or curry powder
  • 1/2 cup pecan, halved
  • 1/4 cup bottled oil and vinegar salad dressing, OR Italian salad dressing
  • 2 Tbs dry sherry
  • 1 10 oz package Mediterranean-style mixed salad greens, or Italian-style, torn
  • 1/2 small cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup pea pods, fresh, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 oz goat cheese, semi-soft or feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir in five-spice powder. Add pecans; cook and stir until nuts are toasted. Set aside. Combine salad dressing and sherry in a screw-top jar. Set aside.
  • Combine salad greens, ham, cucumber, pea pods, tomatoes and toasted pecans in a large salad bowl. Shake salad dressing mixture to combine; pour over greens mixture. Toss until coated. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 219
  Calories from Fat 126 (58%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(15%)Cholesterol 45mg
(11%)Sodium 258mg
(11%)Potassium 371mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(30%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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