Often times packing my lunch for work starts the day before or the meal before. I try to use up leftovers that are not planned for another dinner. Along the way, I have come up with a few recipes (if you can call these simple preparations, recipes) that I do make again.
This salad is one of those recipes. It is dressed very lightly in a sweet and sour mixture; not unlike a coleslaw dressing, only much lighter. You don't want to overpower the individual flavors of the key ingredients.
Whenever we have a ham dinner the remaining ham, bone and scraps are put to good use. Today I am using some of the cubed ham from our Easter dinner. Having cubed ham frozen in the freezer makes for some quick and easy meals.
For your lunch, pack a portion of the salad, a slice of buttered bread or dinner roll to enjoy along with the salad and a cold drink. Packed lunches don't get much better than food made at home.
|Celery Apple and Ham Toss|
Celery Apple and Ham Toss
by the seat of my pants
1 c diced lean ham
4 ribs celery - outside ribs work well for this
1 large apple - unpeeled
1/4 c diced sharp cheddar cheese (however I did not use any this time.....)
1 T and 1 t sugar
1 T and 1 t apple cider vinegar
1/4 c mayonnaise
Thinly slice the celery if outside ribs, dice if using softer ribs from the center
Core, slice, and dice the apple.
Combine celery, apple and ham in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients mixing well.
Salad will look a bit dry, but the apple and celery will release juices and provide more moisture. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
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