Ham & Mandarin Salad Recipe
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Ham & Mandarin Salad Recipe

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I created this salad at the request of all the men in our house. They asked for something tangy, sweet, spicy and manly. This fit the bill. —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices deli ham (about 6 ounces), cut into strips
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 cups torn romaine

Nutritional Facts

2-1/4 cups: 172 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Stir in ham, mandarin oranges, celery, walnuts and green onions. Serve on romaine, tossing before serving if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Ham & Mandarin Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 223338
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015


I added spinach, shredded swiss cheese and poppy seeds just because."

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