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Curried Ham and Fruit Salad

 Curried Ham and Fruit Salad
This good-for-you salad is a quick and convenient way to use up leftover ham. Plus, Ive found that it's perfect to serve as a special salad at luncheons.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 medium red apples, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 small cantaloupe or honeydew melon, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine ham, apples and celery. In a small bowl,
  • combine mayonnaise, milk and curry powder; pour over ham mixture and
  • toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Serve over melon wedges;
  • sprinkle with pecans if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-1/2-cup serving (prepared with low-fat ham, fat-free mayonnaise, skim milk and cantaloupe and without pecans) equals 1-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit; also, 181 calories, 987 mg sodium, 25 gm cholesterol, 27 gm carbohydrate, 12 gm protein, 3 gm fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.