Tropical Spinach & Ham Salad Recipe
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Tropical Spinach & Ham Salad Recipe

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Capture summer flavor in this simple side salad with cucumber and mango. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 pound thick sliced deli ham, cut into 1-1/2-inch strips
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 216 calories, 15g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the spinach, ham, mango, cucumber, almonds and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Spinach & Ham Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p15

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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