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Winter Jewel Healthy Chopped Ham Salad

Recipe: Winter Jewel Healthy Chopped Ham Salad

Summary: Savory and sweet, this winter chopped ham salad is the perfect use for leftover ham. Bonus points for adding more color!

Smithfield pecan_praline_spiral_ham [1]Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham (I used Smithfield Pecan Praline Holiday Spiral Sliced Ham)
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon, stemmed and diced small
  • 1 cup steamed lentils, cold (I used Melissa’s Steamed Lentils)
  • 8 Brussels sprouts (about 1 cup chiffonade cut)
  • Garnish: Pomegranate arils (the things you think of as the seeds)


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce (add more if you like things really hot)


  1. Make sure your ham and persimmon are cut into a small dice, roughly the same size (this makes a prettier salad). Add both ham and persimmon to a large salad bowl. Add cooled lentils. Halve Brussels sprouts and shred using a mandolin or cut in chiffonade style with a large knife; you should have about 1 cup of chiffonade-cut Brussels sprouts). Add to bowl.Winter Jewels Healthy Chopped Ham Salad on the blog Shockingly Delicious [2]
  2. In a small jar, add oil, lemon juice and Tabasco and shake vigorously. Pour dressing over salad and stir gently to coat and combine.
  3. Scoop salad into wide, shallow bowls or pretty plates, and sprinkle top with pomegranate arils.Winter Jewels Healthy Chopped Ham Salad on the blog Shockingly Delicious [3]
  4. Serves 2 as a main dish. Can easily be doubled or tripled.


Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Diet tags: High protein
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

FTC disclosure: This post is sponsored by Smithfield Foods. I received compensation for my time and ham for recipe development. Content and opinions are my own. Recipe and photos of salad are Shockingly Delicious originals. Photo of sliced ham © 2013 Smithfield Packing Co., Inc.; used with permission.