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Ham Salad Croissants

 Ham Salad Croissants
Folks always enjoy this crunchy, full-flavored ham salad. It's a favorite sandwich at church dinners and family gatherings, and a great use for leftover ham. —Jo Riley, Hart, Texas
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ground fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickle
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 croissants, split

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small
  • bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, pimientos, salad dressing
  • mix, pepper and parsley. Pour over ham mixture; toss to coat. Serve
  • on lettuce-lined croissants. Yield: 8 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer