Great Tasting & Easy Recipe for Using Left-over Ham
Ham Fruit Salad Recipe

This Ham Fruit Salad Recipe is from Poland and is commonly made to use up left-over ham, or any other type of left-over meat. Although this easy and simple salad recipe calls for mixed fruit – practically any type of seasonal fruit can be used.

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I used a store bought prepared mix of melons which had cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew already cut up.

I added a few strawberries and blueberries I had in the frig.

I tossed the fruit & ham with a Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing before serving on a bed of Mixed Greens.

Recipe for Ham Fruit Salad

Salad Ingredients:

• 1 cup (240 ml) cooked ham - cubed

• 1 (10-ounce) package mixed spring greens

• 2 cups (500 ml) mixed fruit – cubed into bite-sized pieces

• 4 oz (120 ml) Polish honey cheese OR Mozzarella cheese – cubed

• 4 tbsp (60 ml) Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing OR Orange Vinaigrette (see below)

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup (670 ml) orange juice

• 2 tbsp (30 ml) canola oil

• 1 tbsp (15 ml) white-wine vinegar

• 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) poppy seeds

• 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) salt


1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the fruit and ham ingredients and toss to mix well.

2. Omit this step if using a bottled dressing. In a screw-top mason jar, combine all the dressing ingredients. Screw the lid on tightly & shake vigorously. Taste test the dressing and adjust salt if necessary.

3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and ham - toss well so that all pieces of ham and fruit are covered.

4. Serve this ham fruit salad recipe over a bed of Mixed Greens right away or refrigerate til needed.

Yield: Serves 4


1. Any types of fruit can be substituted, even canned ones (well drained).

2. You can use your favourite cheese instead of Polish Honey Cheese.

3. You can even use left-over roast beef, pork, chicken or turkey.

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