Dijon Potato Salad with Crispy Ham

This potato salad is loaded with crispy pieces of ham and a warm dijon vinaigrette. Enjoy it as a side dish or as a light meal!

Dijon Potato Salad with Crispy Ham // @HealthyDelish

Easter was a few days ago already but if you’re lucky enough to have leftover ham still, I have a great recipe for you! If you don’t have any ham left over, don’t worry – a ham steak will work just fine.

We’ve had a huge baked ham for Easter dinner for as long as I can remember. Most of our leftovers (and the bone) usually gets used in pea soup. A good amount of what’s left after that gets eaten on biscuits slathered with apricot preserves (If you haven’t tried it, you really should – it’s one of the most wonderfully perfect bites of food I’ve ever had!).

Anything left over after that usually gets tossed into an omelet. Like I said the other day, I’m not great about coming up with creative ways to repurpose leftovers. This year, though, I decided I really wanted to try something new with some of my leftovers. I ended up creating this potato salad, with flavors that are perfect for spring.

Dijon Potato Salad with Crispy Ham // @HealthyDelishWarm Dijon Vinaigrette // @HealthyDelish

This potato salad is really simple to make, and it makes the perfect light meal for a weeknight.

Start by boiling up some Yukon Gold potatoes – they’re my favorite for potato salad, since they’re soft and creamy but still hold their shape. Right before the potatoes are done, throw some sugar snap peas right into the same pot. They only take a few minutes to cook, and they’ll add color and texture to your salad.

While to vegetables boil, crisp up your leftover ham in a little olive oil. I used a gorgeous ham from Jones Dairy Farm (the same one I made for Christmas) but you could also use one of their ham steaks. Get it nice and crispy and brown, then set it aside and make an awesome vinaigrette with shallot, mustard, and fresh herbs. I like to throw n some tarragon – it’s one of my favorites and the slight licorice flavor reminds me of Easter – but you can leave it out if you don’t like it or if it’s too hard to find.

There you go! In just about 20 minutes, you’ll have a delicious potato salad that you’ll find yourself looking forward to every time you have leftover ham!

Dijon Potato Salad with Crispy Ham // @HealthyDelish

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Dijon Potato Salad with Crispy Ham
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces baby Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas, cut in half crosswise
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 ounces diced baked ham (like Jones Dairy Farm® Family Ham)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon creamy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
Preparation
  1. Add potatoes to a stockpot and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil; cook 15 minutes. Add the peas and cook 5 more minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook 7-8 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Add the ham to the potatoes.
  3. Add the shallot to the same pan you used to cook the ham. Cook 1 minute, or until softened. Whisk in the vinegar and mustard until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, water, and fresh herbs.
  4. Pour the dressing over the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I created this recipe for Jones Dairy Farm. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.

 

Comments

  1. I love this- perfect for any time of the year!

  2. We don’t have any leftover ham, sadly, but that is not stopping me in the slightest from making and devouring this meal. YUM. (Also, beautiful photos, lady!)

  3. Love the idea of the Dijon in the salad. Looks delish!

  4. Oh man this looks like the perfect dish for the extra easter ham!!

  5. Love this potato salad! I love the little ham bits…nom!

  6. All you had to say was crispy ham and I was all in. :D Looks aaaawwwwesome.

  7. Beautiful! And it just looks so yummy. We didn’t have any potato salad at the Easter table this year, and I’m missing it. Must make this soon. :)

  8. Potato salad is a must for summer. This version looks fab.
    I love throwing my leftovers in an omelet just like you mentioned. Best way to eat things up IMO.

  9. For some reason, all I can think of is BBQ season!! Light week night dinner is fine by me, too :) I’ll make this for my mom, she loves any kind of potato salad and I’m super curious to taste it myself!!

  10. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I’m w/Rose and thinking of BBQ season when I see this salad. Full of wonderful flavors (I usually end up eating just the potato salad and nothing else when they look like yours!)

  11. Love this idea, looks like a great way to use that leftover ham!

  12. Ginny McMeans says:

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I love the dijon sauce!

  13. What a perfect way to use leftover Easter ham! I just happen to have some and it’s definitely going into this delicious sounding potato salad.

  14. This looks absolutely delicious! Pinning right now! :)

    – Brooke -

  15. Ooh – that dijon sauce looks amazing with this salad and I have some leftover Easter ham I could use to make this… score!

  16. I agree with everyone else that the Dijon sauce sounds heavenly!

  17. I am going to keep this recipe handy because it sounds so tasty!! Thanks for sharing Lauren!

  18. I love your twist with the dijon mustard. I am a huge potato salad fan!

  19. I still have some leftover ham! And this looks like the perfect way to use it up!

  20. It would be dangerous to start serving dinner with me because I have a feeling that bowl wouldn’t make it to the next person at the table. I love dijon vinaigrette when poured over perfectly cooked potatoes. It looks fantastic.

  21. I love thinking about potato salad because that means warm weather—picnics—-barbecues—-are here. This is such a unique potato salad, which would make it lot so of fun to serve.

  22. Ooh this sounds so tasty! I do have some leftover ham, looks like I know how to make it last another day! Thanks ;)

  23. This looks fabulous! I love anything with tarragon!

  24. This would be SO easy to veganize too! Just leave out the ham and it would be perfect.

  25. This salad looks amazing. This is such a clever way to use leftover ham. Love!

  26. This looks delicious Lauren. The perfect lunch!

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