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Lentil Salad with Smoked Ham

Jan 1st 2018

Here’s a wonderful choice when you want to impress guests with a magnificent-tasting salad.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • 3 cups Nueske Smoked Ham, diced in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 whole red cabbage leaves, soaked in warm water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • freshly-ground pepper to taste


  1. Pick over lentils and rinse
  2. Cook lentils in 2-quart saucepan with bay leaf and water over medium low heat...
  3. Drain
  4. Let cool slightly and rinse in cold water
  5. Whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper and oil
  6. Pour over lentils and toss together with ham, parsley and green pepper
  7. Line bowl with cabbage leaves, add salad and serve