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