SPAM Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyère

SPAM and Gruyère Salad with Garlic Croutons - Fab Food 4 All

Many people associate SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham with their school days when it was always served deep fryed and coated in batter. Well times have moved on and there are a whole host of more exciting ways to use this useful store cupboard staple. One such way is in this delicious SPAM Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyère! Romaine lettuce is tossed in a garlicky french dressing to which fried Spam and garlic croutons are added and then topped with grated Gruyère cheese.

SPAM and Gruyère Salad with Garlic Croutons - Fab Food 4 All

I made this salad for mine and hubby’s lunch and then kept the rest in the fridge for the children’s dinner. There were clean plates all round I’m happy to say as everyone loved this dish. I think this salad would even be great for a packed lunch and is really easy to eat with just a fork!


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SPAM Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyère
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A delicious salad of romaine lettuce tossed in a garlicky french dressing with freid SPAM, garlic croutons and topped with Gruyère Cheese.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • Dressing:
  • 6 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Light Muscovado sugar
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Small handful chives, snipped (optional)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Salad:
  • 2 Romaine lettuce hearts, washed & sliced
  • 1 Tub or can of 200g SPAM Chopped Pork & Ham, cubed
  • 3 Slices white bread, crusts removed & cubed
  • 3 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 50g Gruyère Cheese, grated (a mouli grater is best)
  1. Put all the dressing ingredients into a lidded beaker and shake to mix thoroughly.
  2. Heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan and fry the cubed SPAM and bread for a few minutes.
  3. Next add the crushed garlic and continue frying on all sides until golden.
  4. Place the prepared lettuce in a bowl and pour over the dressing and toss.
  5. Add the croutons and SPAM and lightly toss.
  6. Garnish with the grated Gruyère cheese and serve.

SPAM and Gruyère Salad with Garlic Croutons - Fab Food 4 All

Do you have a favourite way you like to serve SPAM? Do let me know in the comments! You might like to check out these SPAM recipes too:

Chilli SPAM & Eggs

SPAM Brunch Fritatta

Crispy Potato & SPAM Waffles

SPAM & Cheesy Crumpets

NB: Recipe commissioned by SPAM

SPAM Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyère perfect family meal or great for a packed lunch! - Fab Food 4 Al.

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  1. Martina Evans

    Never even tried Spam before. But looking at your photos it looks quite nice, I might give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Penelope

    I love the sound of this – I haven’t tried it since school so may just have to give it a bash! Mind you, you had me at garlicky croutons!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Penelope, I do hope you try it, very garlicky and yummy and nothing like school LOL;-)

  3. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    This sound like such a lovely and fresh salad – absolutely love the sound of the garlicky croutons 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It really is, thanks Becca-)

  4. Susan Hall

    Looks delish

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Susan:-)

  5. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    Brilliant recipe, quic, easy, lowcalie and healthy !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Annaloa:-)

  6. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    I grew up eating spam so I love it (and this salad)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Bintu:-)

  7. shobha

    Healthy salad platter.. I love the crunchy garlic croutons in saoups and salds.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobha, yes I love a garlic crouton:-)


    delicious and quick salad with spam

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Linsy, yes a fab quick meal:-)

  9. kate @veggie desserts

    Firstly, wow – gorgeous pictures!! My husband would seriously love this salad and the garlic croutons sound fantastic.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Kate, it is certainly a treat for garlic & SPAM lovers:-)

  10. Helene @CroqueMaman

    I have actually never tried SPAM products so I may well give it a go, this salad looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Camilla

      Helene I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  11. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    No doubt you elevated Spam. This is not our childhood recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter;-)

  12. Maya Russell

    I have never, ever eaten Spam but it seems a great ingredient for salads like this.

    1. Camilla

      Very handy to have and rustle up a quick meal with;-)

  13. christine

    Honestly, I have never even tried Spam. I have recently been thinking I need to buckle down and try it. I often see them takling on The Food Network about how much of a culinary staple Spam is in Hawaii. I feel like I’d like it so I don’t know what has stopped me. You might have inspired me w/ this recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Christine, it’s never too late to try new foods – I’m doing it all the time!

  14. Kacie

    This looks lovely, although I’d never think to use Spam in cooking normally x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s a great store cupboard staple and very versatile:-)

  15. Choclette

    Gosh deep fried and coated in batter? I might have liked it more if I’d had it like that at school. I didn’t now it was still in existence.

    1. Camilla

      Well you learn something new every day as they say:-)

  16. Claire Jessiman

    I absolutely love SPAM fritters. They were one of my favourite school dinners. You’ve brought it right up to date in this recipe and I also love their new convenient tub packaging.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire:-) The tub is so convenient:-)

  17. Sarah L

    Looks fabulous! A dish for all the family 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, mine certainly loved it:-)

  18. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    A lovely and bright salad there Camilla! I am loving salads at the moment.

    1. Camilla

      Me too Danni, I’ve been getting lots of salad lately so using it at every opportunity:-)

  19. Emma

    EEK! I’ll admit I am a little scared of spam…I had an unpleasant experience of it when I was a child. This recipe however looks like it could tempt me to try it again! (Much better than spam fritters!)

    1. Camilla

      I’m on a mission to take SPAM out of the school dinning hall LOL – I’m sure you’d love this modern take:-)

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