Ham Cobb Salad

This ham cobb salad is the perfect way to use up all that leftover ham. Packed full of baby greens, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese and ham.

This ham cobb salad is the perfect way to use up all that leftover ham. Packed full of baby greens, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, sharp gorgonzola cheese and ham.

Art and I always pick a random show to watch late at night before bed. We usually go through a few episodes before finally turning in and going upstairs. The past year-ish or so we watched both 30 Rock and Park and Recreation in full, two times over. Sooooo finally Art drew the line and said I had to pick something new.

I of course didn’t want to give up Liz Lemon or Leslie Knope so he made the decision and picked Cheers. It’s a good show and gives us a lot of episodes to blow through before we have to yet again pick a new nighttime show.

Perfect. Right?

This ham cobb salad is the perfect way to use up all that leftover ham. Packed full of baby greens, perfect hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese and ham.

Well, here is the thing. I remember watching Cheers with my dad and still cry at the thought of the final episode. However, now that I’m re-watching I’m realizing so many details I missed or didn’t realize when I was a kid.

  • Why is an alcoholic ex-pitcher from the Red Sox running a bar? Doesn’t that just seem like a horrible idea?
  • Diane Chambers might just be the most annoying character on a tv show EVER!
  • The theme song to this show is the best theme song in the history of ever. (Yes, it even tops Friends)
  • How in the heck can I remember so much about this show when it started the same year I was born? (1982)
  • Carla Tortelli is both the best and the worst.

Of course I’m only writing about Cheers because I’m watching it as I try to type this post. This is what happens when you forget to write your post until the night before it’s supposed to go live.


This ham cobb salad is the perfect way to use up all that leftover ham. Packed full of baby greens, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese and delicious ham.

So do you wanna know something about this salad? It’s pretty damn tasty. I had a lot of leftover ham sitting in my refrigerator and needed to use it quickly. I combined it all together and made a cobb salad with ham twist. It’s pretty similar to my favorite salad but I left out of the bacon (I know!) and used ham instead of chicken. PLUS it’s perfect for Easter ham leftovers.

I got your back like that.

I think you could easily serve it with whatever dressing is your favorite but I made up a real quick white balsamic vinaigrette to drizzle on top. But really – use whatever your love the most.

{Looking for more salad recipes? Try my broccoli bacon salad, strawberry quinoa goat cheese salad or my crispy roasted brussels sprouts beet and bacon salad.}


Ham Cobb Salad

This ham cobb salad is the perfect way to use up all that leftover ham. Packed full of baby greens, hard boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese and ham.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


For salad:

  • 6 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


For salad:
Add mixed baby greens to a large bowl and top with ham, cherry tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, avocado and hard boiled eggs.

Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.

For dressing:
In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, garlic, kosher salt and black pepper.

Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking until fully combined.

27 Responses to “Ham Cobb Salad”

  1. #
    Melissa — April 6, 2015 at 8:14 am

    This is a perfect way to use up leftover Easter ham. Yum!

  2. #
    Christie — April 6, 2015 at 8:31 am

    A salad that uses leftover ham and hard boiled eggs is perfect to use up all my Easter leftovers. Plus you added my favorite cheese!

  3. #
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — April 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

    This honestly looks fantastic. Great way to use up Easter leftovers and I love all the flavors together!

  4. #
    Jenny Flake — April 6, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Salad perfection!! Great way to use up Easter Ham!!

  5. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I love how you take the classics and make them look so incredible and current!! I want this like woah.

  6. #
    Kirsten — April 6, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Brilliant, Brandy–using up ham *and* hard boiled eggs after Easter in one dish!
    This looks terrific–something everyone in my house could appreciate.
    For TV ideas–my spouse once watched every Seinfeld episode, in order, during a deployment.


  7. #
    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — April 6, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve seen lots of uses for leftover ham today and this is my favorite!!

  8. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — April 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I use to watch Cheers with my Dad too! I love this salad, simple and gorgeous!

  9. #
    Annie @Maebells — April 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Oh I love this spin on a classic! This is the perfect salad!

  10. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — April 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Living in the Boston area and having gone to college in the city, Cheers is a local classic! But it’s been years since I’ve watched it – I have to find the reruns on our local channel! Thanks for the suggestion – and for the delicious recipe!

  11. #
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — April 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Oh boy, do I feel you on the leftover ham! What a great way to use it up. I am more of a Frasier girl myself. I have re-watched the series MANY times and will continue to do so 🙂

  12. #
    The Food Hunter — April 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    so much good stuff in one bowl

  13. #
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop — April 6, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I loved Cheers! I think I love this salad too. Great way to use up left overs!

  14. #
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — April 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    This is a gorgeous salad! And can I just say I love the idea of a vinaigrette instead of traditional blue cheese? I am not a huge blue cheese dressing fan so I never order a cobb. This looks fab though!

  15. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — April 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I wish my husband and I agreed on TV shows so we could do that! We both hate what the other watches!

    This looks so delicious! We didn’t get to have ham this year and I totally missed it. Could really go for a ham salad!

  16. #
    Joanie @ ZagLeft — April 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I love a good cobb salad and it’s a perfect way to use up leftover ham. Your pictures are gorgeous and are making me want this for lunch!

  17. #
    Cookin Canuck — April 7, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I was a die-hard Cheers fan back in the day, but haven’t watched them for ages. I think it’s time for a little binge-watching session! And could you please send this salad to my house for lunch? It looks so darn good!

  18. #
    Beth — April 7, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I hope when I open my lunch box today, I find this salad inside 🙂

  19. #
    Aggie — April 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Now I want to watch Cheers 🙂

    Loving this salad! Looks crazy good!

  20. #
    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy — April 7, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hmmm. I have a huge container of leftover Easter ham in my fridge. Now I know exactly what I’m making out of it!! This looks so good – pinned!

  21. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — April 7, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I could eat this salad every day! Love using white balsamic!

  22. #
    Kate@ Framed Cooks — April 8, 2015 at 8:08 am

    I was about to turn my leftover ham into ham pickle spread (and I think I still might do it!) but I am now officially saving some of it for this salad! As for television, I’m reliving Friday Night Lights on Netflix. SO. GOOD.

  23. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — April 8, 2015 at 9:28 am

    You can’t go wrong with a cobb salad and this is a great way to use up leftover ham!

  24. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

    It has been forever since I’ve watched an episode of Cheers. Hmm, I might need to start watching it again. Right now I’m watching House of Cards and have become a bit obsessed. You’re right, this salad looks damn delicious.

  25. #
    Shawn @ IWYD — April 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Oh my heavens! YES! This looks perfect.

  26. #
    Kristen — April 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Cobb salad is one of my favorites – and now I want to go watch Cheers. I miss that show!

  27. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — April 14, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Cobb salads are my favorite salad! I have never watched an episode of Cheers.

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