This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is easy to whip together for a picnic or potluck and would be perfect for a quick, lighter dinner.
Homemade Ranch Dressing is a cinch to make—plus it’s delicious over this salad with ham, corn and kidney beans.
Ham & Corn Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Calories283 Per Serving
Protein22g Per Serving
Fiber9g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$4.93
|Total Fat||3.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.4 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||45 g|
|Dietary Fiber||9 g|
2 1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 tsp. dried chives
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt-free Italian seasoning blend
white vinegar or lemon juice
2 Tbsp. fat-free, plain yogurt
15.25 oz. canned, no-salt-added corn kernels (drained, rinsed)OR
1 1/4 cups frozen corn (thawed)
1 large cucumber (peeled, diced)
6 cups lettuce, like mixed greens, or spinach leaves
15.5 oz. canned, low-sodium red kidney beans (drained, rinsed)
1 cup thick-cut ham or ham steak, finely diced
2 tomatoes (diced)
In a small bowl, add buttermilk, yogurt, vinegar, chives, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Use a fork to mix until combined.
In a medium bowl, add corn and kidney beans. Remove the stems from each tomato and discard stems. Chop tomatoes, adding to the bowl.
Peel the cucumber and quarter it. Cut into 1-inch chunks and add into the bowl. Finely chop the ham, adding to the bowl. Use a spoon to combine all the ingredients.
Chop up the lettuce, if needed. To serve, make a bed of lettuce or spinach on each plate. Add vegetable and ham mixture on top. Drizzle with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and serve.
Tip: This Buttermilk Ranch Dressing gets tastier the longer it sits. Consider making a double batch to use on salads all week long.
Tip: After draining and rinsing the canned corn and kidney beans, blot them with a paper towel if there is still a lot of liquid—otherwise it will make the salad too liquidy.
Keep it Healthy: Lettuce greens vary as far as nutrition, iceberg lettuce has less vitamins and minerals than darker greens like spinach or Romaine lettuce.