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Dijon Ham Salad Recipe

This special recipe was handed down to me from my dear mother. So whenever I make this, it not only brings wonderful flavor to my table, it brings back tasty memories as well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos
  • 1 can (15 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the first seven ingredients to a boil; boil for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Cool; chill. In a large bowl, combine ham, rice, celery, green pepper, onion, pimientos and beans. Add dressing; toss to coat. Chill for at least 1 hour. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 243 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 970 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.