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.
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.
For this recipe, I combine ham, dill pickles, sweet relish, mayonnaise, parsley and spicy brown mustard.
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.
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.
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!
Leftovers will last 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator.