Despite all the holiday leftovers you still have in the fridge, make an effort to eat more healthfully. Turn leftover ham into a delicious, no-cook salad. Although ham is full-flavored, it's a surprisingly lean meat.

All too frequently pigeonholed as a sandwich filler, this protein plays the starring role beautifully in a satisfying salad alongside Swiss, asparagus, and tarragon vinaigrette. To make yourself this gratifying meal,


No-Cook Ham Salad

No-Cook Ham Salad


  1. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  2. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  3. 1 clove garlic, grated
  4. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. 4 sprigs tarragon, leaves removed and chopped
  6. Salt and ground black pepper
  7. 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends discarded, thinly sliced on an angle
  8. 1 pound ham, cut into very thin strips
  9. 1/2 pound deli-sliced Swiss cheese, cut into very thin strips
  10. A loaf of crusty bread


  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together Dijon, vinegar and garlic. Add the olive oil in a steady stream while whisking then add tarragon, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss well to coat.
  3. Serve over lettuce with crackers or crusty bread alongside.

Serves 4.

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