A main dish salad that you'll crave again and again! It's the perfect use for left over ham. Layered with crisp iceberg lettuce, shredded cheeses, hard boiled eggs and a simple homemade ranch dressing. So delicious!
Ready in: 20minutes
2cupsshredded or cubed ham*
4large eggs,hard boiled, peeled and sliced
24oziceberg lettuce blend
3/4cup (3 oz)mozzarella cheese
3/4cup (3 oz)medium or mild cheddar cheese
Homemade ranch dressing
1/2cupmayonnaise(I used 1/4 cup light 1/4 cup regular)
1/2cupbuttermilk,then more as needed
2 1/2Tbspfinely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 1/2Tbspchopped fresh chives
1clovegarlic,minced (1 tsp)
1/2tspfreshly ground black pepper
For the ranch dressing: Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add additional buttermilk if needed 1 Tbsp at a time to reach desired consistency (it should be somewhat thick, not very runny). Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
For the salad: Divide lettuce among 4 large salad bowls. Top with ham and cheese. Add one sliced egg to each salad. Drizzle with ranch and serve immediately after adding dressing.
*My favorite way which I normally always make this salad is to chop the ham up into tiny pieces in a food processor, it really just tastes better this way. I chop a leftover baked ham (not honey glazed, just a regular picnic ham) into chunks or slices then toss into a food processor in batches and pulse until it's evenly shredded up into small bits. If you don't have a food processor you can slice it into tiny cubes like that pictured.