Smoky Ham & Corn Salad

Smoky Ham & Corn Salad

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

Fresh corn, diced deli ham and crunchy croutons are tossed with a smoky, creamy dressing in this light summer salad. Serve with a crisp glass of rosé and sliced melon.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, preferably smoked (see Shopping Tip)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups trimmed frisée, (about 1 large head) or 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, (from 1 large ear; see Tip)
  • 1 cup croutons, preferably whole-grain
  • ¾ cup diced ham, (about 4 ounces)


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  1. Whisk sour cream, vinegar, paprika and salt in a large bowl. Add frisee (or salad greens), tomato, corn, croutons and ham; toss to coat.
  • Shopping Tip: Smoked paprika is a spice made from ground smoke-dried red peppers. It's available in some large supermarkets with other spices and at
  • Tip: To remove corn from the cob, stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end in a shallow bowl and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 cups
  • Per serving: 177 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 151 mcg folate; 23 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,672 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 88 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 688 mg sodium; 648 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (73% daily value), Vitamin C (42% dv), Folate (38% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 5

April 30, 2017
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By: Janice Barnes
Very Quick and Easy!! I made this very recipe with no changes and it was great. It was very easy to make and my family loved it! I totally went in the right direction on this recipe. was the best meal I have made in a while. Pros: Came together quickly Cons: None
September 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious!! I get tired of salads super quick so I'm always looking for a new combination to change things up. So happy I decided on this one!! It was incredibly easy to put together and the taste is amazing with the bit of smokiness of the paprika, the saltiness of the pork and the twang of the dressing. I used arugula instead of frisee only because of availability.
February 21, 2012
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By: Loree' Terry
Quick Fix I thought this was great for how quick it came together. I made it after a long workout and it 'quieted the tiger' quickly. I added some cayenne, chili powder and garlic powder to the dressing. Will play around with it more because it's definitely a keeper to pull out when you need something healthy quick. Pros: Came together quickly Cons: Dressing could use a kick
June 10, 2011
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By: spinale.peter
Great Salad! We had record heat and the last thing I wanted was to turn on the stove/oven. This salad came to the rescue! I moved it up the menu and bam! Fairly fast, way easy and very yummy! Grab a least two ears of corn if the kernels are small or the ears smallish. However neither the dressing nor the greens lasted the next day, I had it for lunch but it had lost it's luster. But make this one. It's very light for a creamy dressed salad and make for a satisfying meal. Pros: Fairly fast, very tasty, perfect on a hot night. Cons: Left overs not so nice
August 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was a really nice salad, a pleasant change of pace for lunch or a light meal. I used mixed salad greens. The dressing was the right amount - not too much or too little. I took this for lunch for 3 days, had triscuit thin crisps (regular flavor) with it. By the third day the dressing & greens weren't looking so good, but it tasted wonderful. Next time I'll mix in the greens separately each day. Excellent recipe.
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