Ham and Hominy Salad

My husband says his Mom served hominy when he was a kid, and he likes it.  I liked the looks of this salad, with a dressing much like the ones on hot German potato salad.  It was very speedy to make on a hot, muggy day, and we enjoyed it with some nut bread and fresh fruit for dessert for a light lunch.   
I tried 1/3 cup water the second time we made it, and I liked the dressing a little better.  When you open a can of hominy, it doesn’t look like enough for 4 main dish servings, but with the remaining ingredients, it was enough.  We will have this more often if my husband has his way – it’s a very old-timey dish that we both liked.               
Ham and Hominy Salad
  1               Medium  Onion -- chopped
  1               Tablespoon  Butter
  1               Tablespoon  Flour, All-purpose
     1/2        Cup  Water -- (maybe 1/3 cup)
     1/4        Cup  Cider Vinegar
     1/4        Cup  Sugar
     1/4        Teaspoon  Salt
     1/8        Teaspoon  Pepper
  15 1/2      Ounces  Hominy -- rinsed and drained
  1               Cup  Ham -- cubed
     1/2        Cup  Celery -- chopped
     1/2        Cup  Green Pepper -- chopped
In a 10" skillet, saut√© onion in the butter until tender.  Stir in the flour, cook over medium heat 1 minute.  Combine the water, vinegar and sugar and stir into the onion mixture.  Bring to a boil and cook and stir 2 minutes more.  Remove from the heat and add the hominy.  Let stand 5 minutes to let dressing soak into the hominy.   Stir in the remaining ingredients.  Serve warm or cold.
4 main dish servings
Per Serving: 242 Calories; 8g Fat (27.7% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 853mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Adapted from Taste of Home Country Extra 2004


  1. That looks like a great summer lunch. We love hominy.

    1. We agree...I'm going to make it again this summer.


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