Gruyere and smoked ham yum, toss with homemade rye croutons a good mustard and chives double yum, and wrapped in bib lettuce leaves you have a lunch to please young and old alike. I made this as written but next time might just scale back on the celery as a matter of my personal taste as DH thought the amount of celery was perfect. This is a great recipe thanks LG for posting it.
So I totally misread the name of this salad when I tagged it for ZWT 7. I thought it was a ham and cheese salad served on rye bread, not a bread salad! : ) I ended up making it that way because I had bought rye crackers to serve it on and didn't have bread to make croutons with. The flavors combined were delicious and it made a great lunch spread. I didn't want to do stars since I substantially changed the recipe, but I'd still recommend it!