Ham & watercress salad with clementine dressing

Ham & watercress salad with clementine dressing

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Prep: 20 mins No cook


Serves 4
Use up leftover festive ingredients such as ham, hazelnuts, cranberries and clementines in this light salad - perfect after a week of indulgence

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal378
  • fat18g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre8g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.6g
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  • 250g pouch ready-to-eat mixed grains
  • 280g leftover ham, shredded or cut into chunks
  • 100g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate – its strong aniseed…

  • 50g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…

  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1½ tbsp dried cranberries, roughly chopped


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • zest 1 clementine and juice of 2



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • 2½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • good drizzle of clear honey


  1. For the dressing, put all the ingredients in a jar, along with some seasoning, pop on the lid and give it a really good shake.

  2. Tip the grains into a large bowl and toss through the ham, watercress, fennel, hazelnuts and parsley. Just before serving, pour over the dressing and gently toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter and scatter over the dried cranberries.

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28th Dec, 2015
Had this tonight and it was delicious. Will probably be adding this to the weekly meals. I had fresh cranberries instead of dried and I used a random variety of nuts I had left after Christmas. It was really filling, we've got left overs for lunch tomorrow. I would recommend people check the heat level of their Dijon before adding 2.5tsp into the dressing. We found it was a little on the hot side and would reduce in future.
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