Tropical Ham Salad

If you need a different idea for using your ham on Christmas day then you might like to try this beautiful salad.  It would also be a great option for using up the leftover ham in the week after Christmas.  With all the food we tend to eat around Christmas time, this is a nice light, salad that uses up your leftover ham.  The addition of the tropical fruits screams Summer to me so surely that means you can sit out on the deck and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon.


  • 500g Free Range Ham
  • 1 red or orange capsicum, deseeded and diced
  • 1 green capsicum, deseeded and diced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • any fancy, curly lettuce, torn into chunks
  • 2-3 shallots, sliced
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, toasted


  • Cut thick slices of ham off the bone and then dice into bite size pieces.
  • Prepare salad ingredients and then start layering into bowl starting with the lettuce and topping with the shallots and macadamia nuts.
  • Serve with a spicy mayo, aioli or toum (garlic dip).
I also think you could use mango in this salad instead of the pineapple.  Just think about the colours of your capsicums in relation to the fruit your choose so its still looks nice and colourful. Enjoy!
About Michele Lyons
Michele Lyons spent 25 years working in the corporate environment with 10 years as an Executive Assistant at a senior level. A couple of years ago Michele decided to forgo the long hours in the city to work closer to home and spend more time with her two teenage boys. Michele started working with us at the Farmers Markets and her excellent organisation skills meant she quickly moved into the office. Since Michele joined The Free Range Butcher her role has expanded to include all things administration, recipe testing, inspirational ideas, marketing, communications and all round keeping the team organised and on track. As long as Michele’s has had her morning coffee you can ask her anything!

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