Ham Salad

Ham salad is one of the BEST ways to use leftover ham. Less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes and you can be snacking on this delectable classic.

I don’t know about you but when it comes to holiday ham, we always have leftovers. So many leftovers that I don’t know what to do with them. We eat a lot of ham sandwiches, ham with breakfast and fried rice.

Now, I have another leftover ham recipe to add to the list: Ham Salad.

Ham salad is one of the BEST ways to use leftover ham. Less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes and you can be snacking on this delectable classic.

What is ham salad made of?

Traditionally ham salad is made with leftover ham, mayonnaise and pickles or relish. Sometimes other mix-ins like celery, hard-boiled eggs, onions, cheese and mustard are added.

Ham salad is one of the BEST ways to use leftover ham. Less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes and you can be snacking on this delectable classic.

For this recipe, I combine ham, dill pickles, sweet relish, mayonnaise, parsley and spicy brown mustard.

How to make ham salad:

Step  1: The first step to making a good ham salad, is to make sure the ham is diced really small. You can do this with a knife, or do a couple pulses in the food processor. Just make sure that the ham is finely diced, not a paste.

Chopped ham

Step 2: Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix until everything is combined.

Step 3: Serve immediately or chill for later use. It is really best when served cold so I like to chill it for 10 – 15 minutes before serving.

Ham salad is one of the BEST ways to use leftover ham. Less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes and you can be snacking on this delectable classic.

 

You can serve this ham salad with buttery crackers or make a ham salad sandwich. My family loved it both ways.

If you’re looking for a low carb way to enjoy this, chop up some butter lettuce and add a scoop of ham salad to the top. Or you can make a lettuce wrap!

Ham Salad Sandwich

How long does ham salad last?

Leftovers will last 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Other uses for leftover ham:

Ham and Cheese Croissant Egg Bake 

Ham and Beans in the Instant Pot 

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad with Ham

Ham and Swiss Breakfast Sliders

Ham Salad Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • pepper

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Season to taste with pepper.

2

Serve immediately or chill.

3

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 179 , Total Fat: 10.8g , Saturated Fat: 2.7g , Cholesterol: 42mg , Sodium: 1310mg , Carbohydrates: 9.2g , Fiber: 1.2g , Sugar: 3.3g , Protein: 11.4g

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