All green salad with ham

All Green Salad with Ham

This All Green Salad with Ham is so crunchy and flavorful.  Nutritious too!  The green vegetables are loaded with vitamins.  The ham adds a little saltiness and smoked flavor to the salad.  Yum!

I like to make this salad often.  It doesn’t take long to make and tastes great.  For a little more “fanciness”, I sometimes substitute the ham for cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp.

Main Ingredients for the All Green Salad with Ham:

all green salad with ham ingredients celery dill cucumber green bell pepper

Celery:  adds crunch!  Rich in vitamins A, K, and C and Potassium and Folate minerals.  For those who don’t like the taste of celery, the thin slices get lost with all other flavors, but the health benefits are still there! I slice each stalk lengthwise and then slice the stalks thinly across.  This way the celery pieces are small and mix well with the other ingredients in the salad.

Cucumber: adds juiciness! Slice the cucumber lengthwise into thinner slices and cut up into small cubes.

Green Bell Peppers: Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Dill: Dill is such an aromatic herb; it goes great in this salad.   Chop the dill finely.  Some like to remove the stems from the leaves and use the leaves only, however, I use it all.  Both are rich in nutrients.

Ham: Using Ham in the salad adds a touch of color and a touch of extra flavor.  Maple glazed ham gives the salad a sweeter taste.  You can use any ham you like.   When I serve this salad at a dinner party, I substitute the ham with medium-size cooked shrimp; it works just as well!

Because ham is already salted, adding more salt is a preference.  If you don’t like much salt in your food, there is no need for it.

You may also want to add:

  • broccoli florets
  • chopped parsley
  • chopped cilantro
  • some diced chives

Now, don’t go adding all these ingredients in one salad! 🙂  It will be a little too much!

all green salad with ham in a salad bowl

Can I make the salad ahead?

Yes! That's the beauty of it. You can slice and dice all ingredients up to two days ahead. Just don't add the mayo and leave the cucumbers out until ready to serve. The cucumbers will release liquid. You can slice them, but keep them separate from the other salad ingredients.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in a container, in the refrigerator. Because the mayo has been added, make sure to eat the leftover salad within 2-3 days.

What is the best type of shrimp to use, if I am substituting the ham?

You can buy the cooked, peeled, deveined, tail-off shrimp! Use small shrimp, so they mix in well with the rest of the ingredients. The salad is great with shrimp.

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All Green Salad with Ham

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This All Green Salad with Ham is so crunchy and flavorful.  Nutritious too!  The green vegetables are loaded with vitamins.  The ham adds a little saltiness and smoked flavor to the salad.  Yum!


  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 150 gm. (5 oz) ham, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • salt, to taste (optional)


  1. Add celery, cucumber, green bell pepper, dill, and ham to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the mayonnaise and sour cream.
  3. Toss well to combine.


- adding salt is optional - the ham has plenty. If you are using shrimp instead of ham, add a pinch of salt to the salad.

- when slicing celery, I like to cut each celery stalk in half, lengthwise, and then into thin slices, crosswise.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 3mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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