Kale and Crispy Ham Salad with Melon

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Kale and Crispy Ham Salad with Melon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Servings: 2
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About this Recipe

This salad is delicious and great for buffets or potlucks. Kale doesn’t wilt quickly the way lettuce does. Kale is packed with nutrients; the salad with all sorts of deliciousness!

Ingredients

VINAIGRETE
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15 mL) Pure maple syrup
3 tbsp (45 mL) Apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup (80 mL) Olive oil
SALAD:
4 cups (1 L) Kale, stems removed and chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) Olive oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) Pecans
1 tbsp (15 mL) Pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Chili powder
1 (175 g) Package Schneiders Olde Fashioned® Smoked Ham Steak, cut into thin strips
2 cups (500 mL) Assorted melons, cut into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces), (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)
2 oz (65 g) Crumbled goat cheese
3/4 cup (175 mL) Dried fruit, chopped (cranberries, figs, apricots)

Directions

WHISK together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette and toss half with the chopped kale. Set aside.

HEAT olive oil in a small skillet over medium. Add pecans and sauté for about 2 minutes tossing occasionally. Combine maple syrup, mustard and chili powder. Drizzle over the nuts and toss to coat. Remove from heat and set aside.

HEAT a skillet over medium-high. Add ham strips and fry until crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

ASSEMBLE salad by placing kale in a large bowl. Top with crispy ham strips, melon cubes, crumbled goat cheese, dried fruit and candied pecans. Drizzle with dressing.

Notes

Use a melon baller for melon instead of cutting into cubes.

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