Alsatian Ham-and-Gruyère Salad
In Strasbourg, the main city of the Alsace region in France, salads of meat or cheese tossed with onion and vinaigrette are popular snack fare. We use both meat and cheese to turn this snack into a meal. Just add some hearty bread. More Terrific Salads
Variations This is a fine place to use cold cuts or leftover meat. Thin strips of pork, lamb, beef, salami, or mortadella could all be used in place of the ham. Or, for you meat lovers, try one of them in place of the cheese.
Alsace is known for its delicious white wines, but an excellent red, Pinot d'Alsace, is made from Pinot Noir as well. It's worth looking for to create an intriguing regional pairing. If you can't find one, a fruity Beaujolais will do just fine.