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Ham and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Ham and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

A friend shared this recipe with me. It's her favorite salad, and you'll see why when you try it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups julienned fully cooked ham
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 whole fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange juice, honey, orange peel, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Stir in the ham, celery, apricots and sweet potatoes.
  • 2. Stand pineapple upright and cut in half vertically, leaving the top attached. Remove fruit, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cut fruit into chunks; stir 1 cup into the salad (save remaining fruit for another use). Cover and refrigerate salad and shells for at least 4 hours. Just before serving, stir pecans into salad. Spoon into pineapple shells. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 470 calories, 35 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 543 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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