Lunchtime Ham and Vegetable Salad
- prep time 0 min
- total time 0 min
- serves 4
30 green or yellow beans (about 6 oz/175 g)
3 tablespoons (45 mL) olive oil
2 tablespoons (25 mL) balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon (5 mL) chopped fresh basil
1 sweet green or red pepper, sliced
1 tomato, diced
12 ounces (375 g) cooked ham, cut into cubes
salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup (125 mL) cubes or strips of Canadian cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons (30 mL) chopped chives or green onions
1. In a saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook green beans for about 3 minutes or until tender-crisp or until desired doneness. Drain well and let cool.
2. In a salad bowl, mix together oil, balsamic vinegar and basil. Add beans, green pepper, tomato and ham and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Divide among serving plates and sprinkle with cheese and chives.