Saturday, April 9, 2011

Country Ham Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic-Molasses Vinaigrette


  • 1 pound Kentucky country ham, finely diced
  • 1/2-pound fresh mozzarella, finely diced
  • 2 yellow peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chiffonad fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed baby greens, washed and dried


Combine the ham, mozzarella, peppers, and basil in a large bowl. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, molasses, and mustard in a small bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper. Pour 3/4 of the dressing over the ham mixture.
Place the greens in a large bowl, drizzle with the remaining dressing, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Arrange the greens on a platter and mound the ham salad on top.

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