Apple, Smoked Ham and Watercress Salad with Sherry Red Onion Vinaigrette

Apple, Smoked Ham and Watercress Salad with Sherry Red Onion Vinaigrette

Serves 4

Sweet, crisp apples combine with spicy watercress and smoky ham in this elegant salad. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread.

  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups watercress leaves
  • 4 cups red leaf lettuce, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Braeburn apples (about 3/4 pound), cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
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In a blender, combine vinegar, thyme, garlic, honey, mustard, black pepper, salt and onion; process until smooth. Then, with blender running, pour olive oil in a thin stream into blender and process until smooth and slightly thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine watercress, lettuce and sliced apples. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. To serve, divide salad among serving plates. Top with ham and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:410 calories (270 from fat), 30g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 19g protein
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