Apple Celery and Ham Toss

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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.

Apple Celery Ham Toss
Apple Celery and Ham Toss

Apple Celery and Ham Toss
by the seat of my pants!
serves 3-4

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

Apple Celery and Ham Toss, a main dish salad. Makes a great lunch.

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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  1. This sounds so good. I have never been a fan of ham salad, but this one I like. I have some leftover Easter ham in the freezer too. Thanks for a great idea and recipe. --Rocquie

  2. This is a unique recipe that sounds great, and I have all the ingredients. I knew I was keeping the ham in the freezer for a reason! :-)

  3. What a delicious sounding salad filled with such healthy ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Friday. Pinned & twitted. Have a healthy happy blessed Mother's Day weekend.


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