Ham and Fruit Salad with Orange Ginger Vinaigrette is best when the oranges are in season. If they are not in season then substitute mandarin oranges. This is a great way to use up leftover picknick ham.
As the seasons change try substituting different fruits such as peaches, plums, mango, pineapple, melons, etc. I like to use varieties of greens as well such as baby spinach, arugula, romaine, spring mixes, etc. It is a lot of fun to interchange these ingredients.
I found this vinaigrette recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2016 Annual Recipes Cookbook.
Cost Per Serving $7.92 as of April 2023
Salads are usually expensive because of all the fresh ingredients. It is important to weave them into or weekly meals to get all of the vitamins and nutrients.
If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $31.68.
If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $20.42.
- Cost per serving reduces to 5.11.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Recipe serves: 4
Serving size: 1 ~ 3/4 cups, 2 tablespoons dressing and 2 oz ham
Equipment needed: Salad Spinner, Salad Bowl
Total time: 15 minutes
Let's grocery shop!
I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $11.26.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $11.26 as of April 2023
cayenne pepper $1.90
olive oil $2.88
white wine vinegar $2.49
Total: $20.42 as of April 2023
5 oz salad greens $3.49
1 red onion $1.79
2 apples $2.00
2 oranges $2.50
fresh gingerroot $1.00
fresh garlic bulb $0.67
8 oz ham $3.49
8 oz Monterey jack cheese $2.49
orange juice $2.99
|8 oz thick ham, diced|
|1/4 red onion, sliced thin|
|5 oz mixed salad greens|
|4 oz block Monterey jack cheese|
|1/4 cup orange juice|
|2 tablespoons white vinegar|
|2 tablespoons honey|
|2 teaspoons fresh gingerroot, grated|
|1/2 clove garlic, minced|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|1/4 cup olive oil|
- Complete prep from prep tab above.
- Add lettuce to the salad bowl
- red onion
- sliced apples
- orange slices
- Toss to combine
- Divide into 4 bowls and top with salad dressing. Enjoy!