Clean Eating Ham & Black Bean Veggie Salad

This is not your typical “ham salad”. 

Nope, this isn’t to be used in a sandwich.

It’s a fresh new take on ham + salad!

Chopped ham, black beans, mini bell peppers, and avocado salad stacked on a plate.

I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed this Clean Eating Ham & Black Bean Veggie Salad once I FINALLY made it. Honestly, this ingredient list has been sitting in my e-mail from my friend, Sarah for over a year. She sent me a photo and the ingredients she used and thought it would make a great addition to Grounded & Surrounded.

She was right!

The BEST Ham Black Bean & Veggie Salad | Do you need to use up some leftover ham or have some fresh vegetables that will go bad? This clean eating and gluten-free salad is just the recipe for you! Healthy and easy recipes like this using whole foods are perfect for weightloss. There is only one dressing ingredient too: extra virgin olive oil! Summer parties need this summer salad too! #recipes #lunch #Easter

What I didn’t expect was how much my 8 year old son would love this salad. He gobbled it up it on three different occasions.

I do think topping this salad with avocado helped. 😉

This sweet boy of mine would eat ONLY avocados and guacamole if I let him!

Gorgeous bowl of chopped fresh vegetables, ham, and black beans!

You will love the freshness and brightness of this salad.

The fresh vegetables and the colors of those veggies are just lovely! Using red, yellow, and orange mini bell peppers, red tomatoes, and green cilantro add both color and taste to the bowl. 

Healthy and colorful salad with ham, fresh vegetables, and black beans.

The simplicity of this recipe is also something to write home about. There are only 9 ingredients and the dressing is only extra virgin olive oil.

Simplicity of flavors at it’s best if you ask me!

Planning and preparing this Clean Eating Ham & Black Bean Veggie Salad after a holiday meal will help use up your leftover ham. Just make sure you have a can of black beans, feta cheese, and a few fresh vegetables on hand too.

I didn’t have any leftover ham to use, but I found a package of diced ham at Target that worked just as well. 🙂

The BEST Ham Black Bean & Veggie Salad | Do you need to use up some leftover ham or have some fresh vegetables that will go bad? This clean eating and gluten-free salad is just the recipe for you! Healthy and easy recipes like this using whole foods are perfect for weightloss. There is only one dressing ingredient too: extra virgin olive oil! Summer parties need this summer salad too! #recipes #lunch #Easter

You will find this salad at Living Well Spending Less. I SO enjoy creating recipes for Ruth and her team. Ruth’s mission is to eliminate overwhelm and make your life just a little bit easier. Her blog is amazing and I am honored to have my recipe creations featured there!

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About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.