Ham Salad with Hot Peanut Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 20 min.
This Thai-inspired salad is a new makeover for leftover ham that won't have your family saying, "Ham...again?"

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb boneless ham, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce, (reduced sodium)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups romaine, or curly endive
  • 1 head radicchio, or Boston lettuce
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 11 oz can mandarin orange , drained
  • roasted peanuts, (optional)

Directions

  • In medium saucepan combine oil, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sugar. Over low heat stir to dissolve sugar and heat through.
  • In large bowl toss together cucumber, onion, romaine or endive, and watercress. Line plates with radicchio, top with tossed vegetables, ham, and orange sections. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with roasted peanuts, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Use a variety of different lettuce greens and sprinkle with roasted nuts for an added crunch. This entrée salad needs only hot bread or breadsticks to complete the menu.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 344
  Calories from Fat 186 (54%)
(33%)Total Fat 22g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(18%)Cholesterol 53mg
(11%)Sodium 258mg
(19%)Potassium 678mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* 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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