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Black and Blue Salad with Crispy Ham

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This black and blue salad with crispy ham is the perfect summer salad. A delicious combo of arugula, crispy ham, blackberries and blue cheese. You’ll love this fun summer salad!

This black and blue salad with crispy ham is the perfect summer salad. A delicious combo of arugula, crispy ham, blackberries and blue cheese. You'll love this fun summer salad!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

During the summer I crave salad like it’s my job. I’ll even eat it for breakfast if I’m feeling especially lazy. The great thing about salad is that it’s easy to throw together and you can empty the fridge in the process. Throw on a little leftover meat, maybe some grilled veggies, fresh summer fruit – you get the point. PLUS it’s a great way to squeeze in some vegetables to your breakfast.

Albeit a little unconventional. And maybe weird if you’re a breakfast purist. 

This black and blue salad with crispy ham is the perfect summer salad. A delicious combo of arugula, crispy ham, blackberries and blue cheese. You'll love this fun summer salad!

This salad ranks in the top of great salads because it’s salty, peppery and sweet. Hello, perfect combination! I actually LOVE arugula as a salad base because I’m all about that peppery bite. Plus it lasts longer than mixed greens which always seem to go bad before I can eat them all. Is there some way to save greens so they don’t mushy so quickly? I need to know!

Looking for more delicious salad recipes? Try my peach feta salad with peach vinaigrette, burrata caprese salad or my strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad.

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Black and Blue Salad with Crispy Ham

This black and blue salad with crispy ham is the perfect summer salad. A delicious combo of arugula, crispy ham, blackberries and blue cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, mashed
  • 2 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

For salad: 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Jones Dairy Farm Ham Steaks, diced small
  • 1 pound baby arugula
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions:

For the recipe instructions visit my friends over at Jones Dairy Farm.

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Andi @ The Weary Chef

Monday 25th of May 2015

What a beautiful salad AND bowl set!!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Saturday 23rd of May 2015

Such awesome flavor combos in this pretty salad!

Amanda @ The Kitcheneer

Friday 22nd of May 2015

I too am a salad fanatic most of the year, but its just about irresistible when all of the produce is so fresh this time of year! I am pinning this and adding it to my meal plan next week!

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

Friday 22nd of May 2015

I love everything about this salad! I especially liked that you crisped up the ham...I bet that adds great texture!

Thao @ In Good Flavor

Friday 22nd of May 2015

This salad looks beautiful. I love the contrasting flavors of the ham, berries, and cheese. I must have that salad bowl set. :)

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