Summertime Main-Dish Salad
2 1/2 cups fully cooked low-fat ham, cubed
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1/3 cup cider or red wine vinegar
4 cups cooked rice
3 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green pepper, julienned
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, julienned
2 green onions, sliced
1 pint cherry tomato, whole
In a skillet over medium heat, saute the first 7 ingredients in
oil until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar.
Cool for 5 minutes. In a bowl, toss the rice, chicken, celery,
peppers and onions. Stir in the ham mixture. Cover and chill for
at least 2 hours. Garnish with tomatoes.
NOTES : I like to add Italian dressing. It can be served on the
side for individual preferences.