I had leftover ham from baking a large one recently. I wanted to do something different with the bits and pieces too small for slicing for sandwiches. Generally, I don’t care for chicken or tuna salad sandwiches as they usually have nuts or celery, both things I cannot stand. But on a trip last summer, I had a chicken salad sandwich with apples for crunch, and liked it. With the ham bits, I thought this might be a fresh way to serve leftover ham. The apple provides sweetness and crunch and I added a spicy dressing to balance the flavors.
Sweeter varieties such as Jonagold, Honey Crisp, or Gala apple work well for this recipe, but if you like tart, use whatever apple you like best. I used a Jonagold.
Peel, core and dice apple. Toss with lemon juice. In a bowl, place ham, onion and apple, mix well. Add the Sriracha Mayonnaise dressing to taste. The dressing is one cup of mayo with as much sriracha as you like. I use a tablespoon of sriracha, but you can start with just a teaspoon and add more to suit your taste. I use this on sandwiches and as a salad dressing.
Place 1/4 of mixture on each tortilla.
Add fresh spinach and roll up. Serve and enjoy! Yield four wraps.
We had two wraps for our picnic, but the recipe made enough for four wraps. The nice thing is it was great the next day as well. The lemon juice kept the apple from turning brown, and it was just as crisp and sweet the next day, although the onion flavor was a bit stronger from sitting overnight.
Serving it on a lettuce leaf was a quick and light lunch.
Download the pdf recipe – Ham Apple Wraps
Do you think you’d like this recipe? What is your favorite way to use the last bits of leftover ham?
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