Ham and Swiss Salad in a Jar

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
Home cook Stacy Huggins from Valley Center, California, sent us a great recipe for a ham and Swiss salad, and we turned it into this lunchbox-friendly version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Ham and Swiss Salad in a Jar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 pound cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce (about 1/2 head)
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 7 ingredients. In each of four 1-qt. wide-mouth canning jars, divide and layer ingredients in the following order: mayonnaise mixture, ham, peas, onion, eggs, bacon, cheese, lettuce and spinach. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Transfer each salad into a bowl; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 691 calories, 54g fat (14g saturated fat), 344mg cholesterol, 1110mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.