Chopped Salad with Ham and Goat Cheese

Chopped Salad with Ham and Goat Cheese
  • TOTAL PREP TIME15 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces ham thinly sliced, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice OR curry powder
  • 1/2 cup pecan halved
  • 1/4 cup oil and vinegar dressing OR Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 10-oz package Mediterranean-style mixed salad greens OR Italian-style, torn
  • 1/2 small cucumber halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup pea pods fresh, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 ounces goat cheese semi-soft OR feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation

 

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir in five-spice powder. Add pecans; cook and stir until nuts are toasted. Set aside. Combine salad dressing and sherry in a screw-top jar. Set aside.
Combine salad greens, ham, cucumber, pea pods, tomatoes and toasted pecans in a large salad bowl. Shake salad dressing mixture to combine; pour over greens mixture. Toss until coated. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese.

Serves 6.