Big ham salad

Big ham salad

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Peas and ham don't just partner well in soup - try them together in a fresh, minty salad platter, great for a buffet party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal217
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.8g


  • 200g pea, defrosted



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 250g ham, shredded
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 300g cooked new potato, sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • small bunch mint, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…


  1. Cook peas in boiling water for 1 min. Drain and rinse under cold water. Toss with ham, leaves, spring onions, potatoes and two-thirds of mint. Mix remaining mint with yogurt and sugar. Drizzle over salad.

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12th Jun, 2020
I made this with two grilled gammon steaks ( needed to feed 4) and watercress and rocket salad rather than little gem. We all loved it, will definitely make again at home and also to take to friends ( one day)
14th Sep, 2014
This went down very well with a group of friends here in Spain. I added a bit of olive oil to the dressing and also to the salad before drizzling over the yogurt. Very light and original
2nd Apr, 2013
Wow, went down with rave reviews as part of a buffet. Very easy to make and looked as good as picture. Would certainly use again and again.
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9th Jan, 2013
Excellent! Did it for NY Eve lunch. Didn't have mint or yoghurt, so used mayo. Very much admired. Doing it again Friday. Can't seem to be able to give it the 5 * I want to.
1st Jan, 2013
Underwhelmed by this one - i took it to a buffet and although people ate it nobody said that it was nice and it didn't really look that good - wouldn't take to a party again. It was fine as 'everyday' food the next day though and i did like the yogurt and mint dressing.
4th Apr, 2012
I have cooked this before and everyone loved it! Im making this tonight. Im going to add some green beans to bulk it out and the addition of some whole grain mustard and dijon mustard mixed into the yogurt instead of mint.
17th Mar, 2012
Have just made this without the peas as I forgot to get them and used mayo instead of yogurt. Taste test is good, hope the family enjoy it tomorrow for our Mother's Day buffet.
28th Apr, 2011
The family really enjoyed this dish, so I will be making it again perhaps with the addition of cherry toms?
9th Jul, 2013
Hate mint so used parsley instead. Delicious
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