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Total Cook Time: 5Mins
Serves 4

  • 250g good quality ham carved thinly into slices.
  • 50g walnuts, toasted
  • 2 green apples, sliced into thin wafers
  • 1 sticks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • handful of watercress
  • 3 tbsp good quality shop-bought mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 50g cashel blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Start by toasting your walnuts 
  2. Add the mayonnaise into a small bowl with some garlic, Add dejon mustard, youghart, lemon juice, and some blue cheese 
  3. For the Salad – chop up celery, spring onions 
  4. Put them in a bowl and mix in your dressing 
  5. Lay the ham slices on the bottom of a large platter, tumble the salad in the centre,  top with the cranberries, walnuts, thinly sliced apple, the dressing and the remaining blue cheese. Garnish with the watercress.

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