*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Summertime Main-Dish Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home, June/July, 1997
 Serving Size  : 9    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Taste Of Home
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2  cups          fully cooked low-fat ham -- cubed
      1/3  cup           onion -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      teaspoon      dried oregano
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
      1/4  teaspoon      cayenne pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
    1      tablespoon    cooking oil
      1/3  cup           cider or red wine vinegar
    4      cups          cooked rice
    3      cups          cooked chicken -- diced
    2      ribs          celery -- thinly sliced
      1/2  cup           green bell pepper -- julienned
      1/2  cup           sweet red bell pepper -- julienned
    2                    green onions, with tops -- sliced
    1      pint          cherry tomatoes
 
 In a skillet over medium heat, saute the first seven ingredients in oil until
 vegetables are tender.  Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar.  Cool for 5
 minutes.  In a bowl, toss rice, chicken, celery, peppers and onions.  Stir in
 the ham mixture.  Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.  Garnish with
 tomatoes.  Yield:  9 servings.
 
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