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Ham Salad with Hot Peanut Dressing

Ham Salad with Hot Peanut DressingThis Thai-inspired salad is a new makeover for leftover ham that won't have your family saying, 'Ham...again?'. Use variety of different lettuce greens and sprinkle with roasted nuts for an added crunch. This entrée salad needs only hot bread or to complete the menu.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 pound boneless ham, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 medium cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
6 cups romaine or curly endive, torn
1 head radicchio or Boston lettuce
1 bunch watercress
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
Roasted peanuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.