leftover Christmas ham salad

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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Have more leftover Christmas ham than you know what to do with? Tired of ham sandwiches for lunch and dinner? Here’s an incredibly easy and delicious alternative for your holiday leftover.

I carefully trim the ham of all fat then pan sear until slightly crispy. I sprinkle the ham over a bed of fresh spinach and pear.

The salad is topped with a simple dressing of spicy mustard and balsamic vinegar. The spicy and sweet dressing brings the whole dish together and will have you craving more.

This year, enjoy the leftover flavors of Christmas without any palate boredom!

leftover Christmas ham salad



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dressing ingredients

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leftover Christmas ham salad

leftover Christmas ham salad



leftover Christmas ham salad with a spicy balsamic dressing

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x



leftover Christmas ham salad:

  • 1/2 cup chopped ham
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pear (approx. 1/2 a pear)

spicy balsamic dressing:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T spicy mustard (I used horseradish brown for this one)
  • cracked black pepper to taste


Trim your ham pieces of all extra fat and chop into bite-sized pieces.
Place the ham in a medium sized skillet over medium/high heat. Sear all sides of the ham until they turn slightly brown.
Chop the pear into bite-sized pieces.
Mix the pear, spinach, and ham together in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, mustard, and pepper together.
Pour over salad, toss, and enjoy!

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  1. Chickachef says:

    Yum! This is a great addition to my holiday recipes for leftovers!

    1. fedandfit says:

      I’m so glad you liked!

  2. JG says:

    Gorgeous layout – I can almost taste it 🙂

    1. fedandfit says:

      Thank you 🙂