Healthy Ham and Avocado-Toast Salad

  • prep time40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • serves 4

Toss a gorgeous arugula salad with ham, Cheddar and almonds with an orange vinaigrette and mound it atop creamy avocado toast for an elegant meal.

19 Ratings
Directions for: Healthy Ham and Avocado-Toast Salad


4 slices whole-grain or whole-wheat bread

2 Tbsp sliced skin-on almonds

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

Zest and juice of 1/2 orange

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 avocados, halved, pitted and scooped

5 oz baby arugula (about 8 cups)

2 oz aged Cheddar, crumbled

2 oz thinly sliced deli ham, torn into bite-size pieces

5 radishes, very thinly sliced


1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

2. Arrange the bread and almonds on a baking sheet, and bake, flipping the bread once, until the bread is toasted and crunchy and the almonds are golden, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. Meanwhile, put the oil, vinegar, orange zest and juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a jar or other container with a lid. Secure the lid and shake until combined. (The vinaigrette can be made a day ahead; shake well before serving.)

4. Put an avocado half on each slice of toast and mash and spread the avocado with a fork to cover, season with salt. Quarter each piece of toast on the diagonal, and arrange the pieces with the points facing out to make a square on 4 plates.

5. Toss the arugula, Cheddar, ham, radishes, toasted almonds and vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt if necessary. Put a mound of salad on top of each avocado-toast square. Top with a few grinds of pepper.

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Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

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