German-Style Potato and Ham Salad

45 mins (prep 45)
16 ingredients
makes 6 servings
This salad is no bland picnic side dish: Slices of deli ham and bits of salty bacon give it hearty main-course appeal.

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  • 3 pounds medium (2 to 3 inches in diameter) red boiling potatoes, scrubbed well
  • 1 pound medium asparagus, trimmed
  • 5 bacon slices (5 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 ounces sliced black forest or other baked deli ham, slices stacked and cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-wide strips
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion such as vidalia
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet gherkin pickles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Serving Size (25.55 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 74.26 Calories from Fat 67.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.46g 68.85%
Saturated Fat 1.03g 31.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 598.07mg 149.52%
Total Carbohydrate 2.14g 4.29%
Dietary Fiber 0.23 g 5.62%
Sugars 1.74 g %
Protein 0.11g 1.28%
Vitamin A 19.28IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 2.69mg% Iron 0.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium asparagus, bacon slices, deli ham, or, baked, celery ribs, vidalia, finely chopped sweet onion, chopped fresh parsley, distilled white vinegar