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All-American Ham and Cheese Salad

No recipe image available.Red potato, ham and colby cheese salad tossed with a honey-Dijon dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
1/3 cup roasted pimento, drained and chopped
4 ounces lean boiled ham, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Colby cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 cup prepared honey-Dijon dressing
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil; cook for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are almost tender.
  2. Add green beans; cook for 5 minutes longer, or until beans are tender-crisp. Drain and remove potatoes; let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beans with remaining ingredients.
  4. Cut potatoes into quarters; add to salad, tossing well until combined. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Variation: The addition of sliced red apple and/or blanched, chilled Idaho potato strips make this an excellent main lunch salad.

Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.