Hey there– I picked up one of those heavy, foiled wrapped spiral hams at the market last week, the kind you glaze with caramel and serve on a platter pink and salty. It was for a Saturday brunch with friends– along with mimosas and yeasty waffles. And the happy news is that there were leftovers!
So Sunday lunch turned into a green leafy salad with slices of that ham, pear and a few extras to round out the plate. With a toasted chunk of whole grain bread, it was a cozy lunch sitting around the coffee table on a quiet Sunday.
HAM, PEAR, GOAT CHEESE SPINACH SALAD
5 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup farro
1 pear, cored & sliced
10 slices of ham
sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tab. cider vinegar
2 tab. maple syrup
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste.
Layer the ingredients for the salad on a platter. When you are ready to serve the salad, put the ingredients for the dressing in a container with a tight fitting lid and shake it until it is thoroughly blended. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and dig in! (makes 2 dinner salads)
14 thoughts on “Ham, Pear, Goat Cheese Spinach Salad”
Oh how wonderful and what a great idea for left over honey baked ham. I will make this! Thanks for posting~
Hi Cindy! yep, that ham has gone a long way– salad, bean soup– and lunch sandwiches. Hope you’re enjoying all the Christmas things going on in the Holler! Blessings…
Beautiful and delicious salad!
So kind– thanks! Your pudding pie looks so creamy delicious! Merry Christmas!
You’re welcome and thank you for the kind words! Merry Christmas to you as well!
Pears are my favorite fruit and goes so well with goat cheese. What a great fall salad Rhonda!
Thanks Lacey– loved your eggs, chorizo and biscuits recipe!
Thank you friend!
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Thanks Marcia– I started working on a post to answer the questions. It may take me a few days with all the Christmas hub-bub going on here. But it’s a fun project! thanks — Christmas hugs form here!
What a great idea pairing the ham with the pears, a great combo of salty/sweet -Kat
Hey Kat– thanks. How’s your weekend going?? I have wrapping paper and stuff all over our family room trying to get packages wrapped. But it’s sort of fun–watching cheesy Christmas movies while I pack things up. What are you up to?? hugs.
Beautiful! Great use of leftover ham, too.
Hi Mollie–thanks. Merry Christmas!