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Ham Salad Filled Bell Peppers with Herbs

This delicious recipe is great for an appetizer or lunch. The tasty ham salad filling is made with ham, cheese, cucumber, dried herbs and a splash of extra-virgin olive oil. You have free reign when it comes to choosing what cheese to use. It is a nice idea to use two contrasting cheeses, such as a crumbly one with a firm one, just to add more texture.

You can use fresh chopped herbs rather than dried herbs if you have them. A lot of people like to grow their own herbs outside in the warmer months so if this sounds like you, grab a few fresh leaves, and use those instead. This ham salad recipe is great served with crusty bread, especially if you want to make it as a hearty lunch, and you will find that kids love this recipe as much as the grownups, especially when you use the extra-sweet sweet yellow pepper for them.

You can add other things to this ham salad recipe too like finely diced peach or pineapple for a touch of fruitiness, diced sundried tomatoes for extra color or you could even throw in some salad cress or sliced olives. This is an easy ham salad recipe for beginners and you can put your own touches on it to make it unique.

Bell Pepper and Ham Salad Recipe
Summary: Salad is often served in an attractive dish or taco bowl, but here we are using colorful, crunchy bell peppers to present this herbed ham and cheese salad.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 8 diced slices cooked ham
  • 2 oz crumbled goat's cheese or blue cheese
  • 2 oz finely diced Edam, Gouda, or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 inches cucumber, quartered then finely sliced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • ½ teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Crusty bread, to serve
  1. Cut each bell pepper in half lengthwise and discard the core and seeds.
  2. Divide the ham, cheese, cucumber and mixed dried herbs between 2 small bowls.
  3. Grind a little salt and pepper into each bowl and add a splash of extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Dice half the red bell pepper and half the yellow one.
  5. Add the diced red bell pepper to one bowl and the diced yellow on to the other.
  6. Stir the mixtures well, adding more salt, pepper, herbs, or extra-virgin olive oil if required.
  7. Fill the red bell pepper half with the yellow bell pepper filling.
  8. Fill the yellow bell pepper half with the red bell pepper filling.
  9. Garnish both halves with a sprig of fresh parsley and serve with crusty bread.
(Makes 2 Stuffed Halves)

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This is one of the most colorful ham salad recipes you can make. If you are a fan of bell peppers and you want to make a stuffed bell pepper recipe without doing any cooking, why not try this delicious ham and cheese filled bell pepper recipe? You can make this in minutes since there is no cooking involved and you can use any kind of ham, including honey-roast ham, Parma ham, or even lightly sautéed pancetta. Combine your favorite crumbly cheese, firm cheese and other salad ingredients and make the delicious filling for these bell pepper halves. This is a well-balanced and nutritious recipe.

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