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.
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Season to taste with pepper.
Serve immediately or chill.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition facts not guaranteed.
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
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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