I love gammon! It’s probably my favourite joint of meat to cook, weirdly enough though I’m not a huge fan of bacon, but gammon is lovely… especially in a salad.  Yes, it is a total of £1.14 per portion, but I’m telling you if you was going to buy this pre-made in a supermarket you’d expect to pay about double for the portion. We’re looking pretty good for the traffic light system, with the majority of salt & total fat in the medium range due to the meat, you wouldn’t find that in a supermarket!



Eggs & celery


Gammon – a few slices from a cooked gammon/ham joint

1/4 of red & green pepper

2 handfuls of lettuce

2 baby tomatoes

1/2 grated carrot

1/2 stick of celery

1/4 small onion

1 boiled egg


  1. Hard boil one egg (around 7 minutes)
  2. In the meantime, slice up the pepper & onion and fry in a pan until soft.
  3. Tear up your salad & grate the carrot, slice the gammon into chucks or slices however you’d prefer.
  4. Layer in a bowl, once the peppers & egg are ready plate up & make sure you take the shell of the egg off!

Nutrient breakdown

This is an overview of all of the macro-nutrients (e.g. fat, carbohydrates, protein) and what individual ingredients of the recipe offer as a percentage to each nutrient.

Calories: 80% gammon, 4% onion, 4% carrot

Carbohydrates: 24% onion, 23% carrot, 18% red pepper

Of which sugar: 24% carrot, 21% onion, 19% red pepper

Fibre: 24% carrot, 18% red pepper, 16% green pepper

Protein: 92% gammon, 1% tomato, 1% lettuce

Fat: 94% gammon, 1% tomato, 1% lettuce

Of which Saturates: 96% gammon, 1% tomato, 1% lettuce

Salt: 95% gammon, 3% celery, 1% carrot

I think with salad many people believe there’s no way to jazz it up and that it’s ‘boring’ and ‘bland’ food. There’s nothing better than a tasty salad for lunch, get creative and put anything together you’ll probably surprise yourselves!

What’s the main ingredients in your favourite salad?

Sian x

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