With a busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to prepare yourself and your loved ones a meal that's both delicious and healthy. But, with a quick and easy recipe, you can enjoy your meal times while keeping the cooking time to a minimum.
When you have leftover ham available, try our recipe for an easy salad with ham. We're taking a closer look at the ingredients you'll need and the steps to follow for a mouthwatering lunchtime you can look forward to.
Steps to make delicious cobb salad with ham
For those days when you have little time to spend in the kitchen and delicious leftover baked ham at your disposal, you can't go wrong with a recipe for a light and delectable cobb salad with ham. With just a few ingredients including lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, onions and, of course, ham, this salad is ready to go in no time.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients to gather before getting started
- 2 slices of Hardwood Smoked Ham (chopped into cubes)
- 2 cups chopped lettuce
- 2 hard-boiled eggs (thinly sliced)
- ½ of an avocado (cubed)
- 3 green onions (sliced)
- 5-6 oz. of cherry tomatoes (diced)
- 2 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tbsp. blue cheese salad dressing
- Salt and black pepper (to taste)
- 4 slices of Applewood Smoked Bacon (crumbled; optional)
Instructions to make your ham salad
You can have this cobb salad and chopped ham recipe ready to serve in less than half an hour by following these simple steps:
- Step 1: Rinse your lettuce, then remove tough stems, spin it dry and pull it apart into small pieces.
- Step 2: Prepare your ingredients. This includes slicing and dicing your ham, eggs, onions, tomatoes and bacon.
- Step 3: Mix all of your ingredients together.
- Step 4: Season your salad with salt and pepper and drizzle salad dressing on top (to your preference).
- Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
Ready to make this salad with ham? You can head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® products to get started!
Frequently asked questions to consider
Can you modify this recipe?
The short answer is, yes. If you're not a fan of green onions, feel free to opt for a white or red onion alternative (depending on the flavor profile you're going for). Or, feel free to switch out blue cheese for your preferred salad dressing. With a delicious recipe by your side, you can always add any ingredients or spices to make it exactly to your liking!
Can this salad recipe be made ahead of time?
A cobb salad with ham is a great option to make ahead of time. All you have to do is chop and prepare your ingredients, store them in separate containers and keep them chilled in the refrigerator. This makes it a breeze to assemble when mealtime rolls around. Once you're ready, simply, add your dressing and serve.
How long will cobb salad with ham last?
If you end up with leftovers, don't worry about having to waste the rest: You can safely store this salad in your fridge for up to five days. Keep in mind that your salad will be freshest without the dressing on it. What's more, freezing and defrosting lettuce doesn't work, so after five days, it's best to start fresh.
What are some flavorful sides to complete the meal?
If you're looking for the best side dishes to pair with your salad, we've got you covered. Here are a few options to consider that are healthy, easy to make and, most importantly, delicious:
- Broccolini seasoned with lemon juice
- Sauteed zucchini
- Oven-dried cherry tomatoes
- Roasted potatoes with green onion and tarragon
- Eggplant fries
- Parmesan potato wedges
- Roasted radishes
- Steamed kale
- Baked parmesan breaded squash
More ways to make the most of your leftover ham
When you've got extra cooked ham on your hands, don't let it go to waste! That spare baked ham can be the perfect touch in a simple and fast salad recipe, especially when you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen and want a lunch experience that will leave you satisfied.
With a few simple leftover ham recipes, you can quickly turn yesterday's leftovers into today's exciting new lunch. And, when adding diced ham to a salad, you really can't go wrong. This versatile protein might be the perfect addition to your favorite:
- Pea salad
- Macaroni salad
- Pasta salad
- Caesar salad
- Potato salad
- Cobb salad
Finding the pork products you need from Hatfield®
When you're looking for an easy lunch that can help you cut back your time in the kitchen while keeping your family fueled and happy, an appetizing ham salad recipe will do the trick. This is a great way to use up any leftover ham, any time of year. And, when you need high-quality, great-tasting ham for your next mealtime, Hatfield® can help. To save time and ensure delicious results, find a Hatfield® pork retailer near you.