Light Recipes with Serrano Ham

Serrano ham is a typical ingredient from Spanish cuisine that can be included in many recipes. Still, you should try to combine it with healthy foods, so that you can fully enjoy it.
Light Recipes with Serrano Ham

Last update: 29 October, 2018

Today we’re bringing a few recipes to the table, starring an important ingredient from Spanish culinary tradition: Serrano ham. It’s indispensable to Spanish cuisine and you can eat it in a variety of ways. You can add it to the simplest or the most complex of recipes. In this article, we’ll take a look at the light recipes that you can make using Serrano ham. These recipes are a good way to enjoy this type of ham in a healthy way, and without cheating on your diet.

Can you enjoy Serrano ham while on a diet?

Before making the recipes below, you’re probably wondering whether you can eat Serrano ham while dieting? The answer, of course, is yes!

Charcuterie board Serrano ham

The only points you have to keep in mind are the following:

  • Choose ham that doesn’t have too much fat and trim the edges. This will remove calories from the recipe and if you choose a ham with little fat, you can eat it worry-free.
  • Cook it with healthy ingredients. People tend to eat Serrano ham with bread or ingredients that are high in fat. Choose ingredients similar to the ones below, and enjoy the ham without excess fat and carbs.

Below, we’ll show you how light recipes with Serrano ham, really do exist.

Peppers stuffed with Serrano ham

This recipe is very simple so there’s no excuse not to make it! It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and you only need three ingredients. In addition, it’s very healthy and involves almost no cleaning up!

Ingredients for two servings:

  • 6 green peppers
  • 5 ounces of ham
  • Olive oil


Firstly, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, wash the peppers and remove the seeds, so that they’ll be more enjoyable. Once they’re clean and you’ve removed the seeds and veins, you can begin to stuff them.

Chop the ham or buy it already diced; it’s better if it’s in thick pieces. Stuff the peppers with the ham and add a few drops of olive oil inside each pepper.

Then, place them in the oven for 10 minutes. Finally, you’ll have a recipe that you’re sure to make again and again.

Artichokes with Serrano ham

Ingredients for two servings:

Artichokes with Serrano ham


Firstly, wash the artichokes. They’re very delicate so make sure they are washed properly and use them before they oxidize. When you finish cleaning each one, use the lemon juice to prevent them from darkening.

Then, put the artichokes in boiling water, along with a pinch of salt. They’ll be ready in less than 10 minutes. You can check if they’re ready by piercing them with a fork. Once they’re cooked, set them aside on a plate.

Heat a pan and add a little oil with an oil sprayer. Once it’s hot, add the ham. Next, let it cook until it releases its flavor and add the artichokes. Finally, adjust the salt as needed. And now you’re ready to enjoy a light and delicious Serrano ham recipe. Also, you can add a couple of tablespoons of fried tomato to the mix for extra flavor.

Cheese and Serrano ham omelet

This Serrano ham and cheese omelet is a complete meal. It provides dairy, protein, and healthy fats. In addition, you can eat it with a salad, for a perfectly balanced meal. Even better, children are sure to love this recipe.

Serrano ham omelet

Ingredients for two servings:


Firstly, make the omelet by beating two eggs and adding a pinch of salt. Make sure you only add a little salt because the ham is already quite salty. Next, heat a few drops of oil in a large pan. It’s important to use a large pan as you want to make a thin omelet that you can fold.

Then, cook the omelet for a little over a minute on each side. Remove it from the pan and add the cream cheese. Then, put two slices of ham on top of the omelet and roll it. If the ham has fat on its edges, you can remove it with a knife.

Finally, for the ultimate presentation, cut the omelet into one centimeter slices and use toothpicks to keep them rolled.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.