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This is really a nice way to use up some leftover ham and it's unusual to have the smoked gouda in the salad. A real nice touch! Made exactly as posted and had a very nice lunch to bring to work. Thanks for sharing

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JackieOhNo! January 18, 2012

I made this the other day for lunch and although it was very good as is, but lacked a little something for me. I always make the recipe 2 ways, as it is written and then with any changes I make so I can accurately review it.

I used Orecchiette, the little ears pasta, but that didn't change the flavor. But, I did add 4 scallions, white and green parts and just a bit more celery, including the leaves for a bit more flavor. I felt it needed some onion flavor as well as a little color. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (flat leaf) fine chopped. I loved the smoky gouda with the ham. A key to me is to use a good ham. I used a good Deli baked ham thick cut and then I diced it. I make ham all the time, so next time I have my ham leftovers ... I will be sure to make this.

And again, it was good as written, I just wanted a little onion flavor for me and a little green. I will definitely make this again. A very nice easy recipe.

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SarasotaCook July 16, 2010

LOVE it!! Made this recipe for tonights dinner and it is perfect! I used Farfalle tri color organic pasta, canadian bacon cubed up, and some wonderful smoked gouda from the farmers market. But of course, (playing on the commercial hehe) I used Grey Poupon dijon mustard Yum! May even add some black olives and green onion next time... Thank You for sharing a wonderful salad!

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MaMere July 06, 2010

Yum! I had some leftover honeybaked ham in the freezer and used it in this recipe. Even my pikiest eater loved it.

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bsneary June 27, 2007

Just wonderful! This salad was so easy to throw together and tasted even better the next day. Thank you NurseDi for such a nice way to use up left over ham!

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BNLNikki April 15, 2007

Smoked gouda has got to be the best cheese ever, so I've been wanting to try this for ages. I wasn't sure it would be enough dressing, but it's perfect! I was out of regular Dijon, so I used Hickory Farms Sweet-Hot mustard and reduced the honey by about a teaspoon. Most excellent!

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Felix4067 August 03, 2006

I, too, love smoked gouda, so I had to try this salad. The sweet honey dijon dressing goes so well with the smoked gouda cheese. I like that it's not "over-mayonnaised". I added chopped onion, otherwise made it as written. I'll make this a lot during the hot months ahead. Thanx for sharing.

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*Parsley* March 27, 2006
Ham and Smoked Gouda Salad