Ham Salad

When you find yourself knee-deep in leftover holiday ham, keep calm and make ham salad.
Ham Salad

You won’t need a crystal ball to know that soon, most people will be knee deep in leftover ham from Easter, and the same thing happens year round during holiday seasons. Ham is an obvious choice for feeding large groups, but often there is still leftover.  This recipe is a great way to use up a bit of that for lunch and it is quite simple to make.

Of course, if you like to make something like Ham and Bean Soup or Creamy Ham and Beans with your leftover ham, I have recipes for those as well, or perhaps your ham is really huge and you will want to try several recipes. And why not? They are really delicious and can be looked forward to as much as the ham in the main event itself.

So look to your market for special prices on hams during the holiday season and don’t fret too much if the ham is a bit more than you need. Take advantage of the economical pirces and eat well with several different ham recipes.

~Sue

 Ham Salad

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

4.9.14

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Ham Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 15mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ham Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ham, finely chopped or coarsely ground
  • 4-6 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 rib celery, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion or shallot
  • 2 tbsp. pickle relish
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Pulse leftover ham chunks in a food processor until coarsely ground but not pasty; alternatively, finely mince with a chef’s knife.
  2. Stir together ingredients, seasoning to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Serve on bread or hard rolls with additional condiments, if desired.

Ham Salad

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11 Comments

  1. kanzensakura says:

    I like ham salad. We rarely eat ham and usually only buy a ham steak, but I do like ham salad better than just the ham. I put in a bit of yellow mustard along with the other stuff.

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  2. This looks super yummy. I’ve done chicken salad and tuna salad…but I never would have thought to do ham salad!! Great recipe! Especially with the Dijon mustard. I’m sure that gives it a little kick! Visiting from Lovely Thursday!!

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  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Sue,
    A great recipe for all that left over Easter Ham, I love Ham Salad. Your Ham Salad looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    • It’s a little bit of hot sweet pickle relish that I had that is accounted for in the full amount of pickle relish. If you have a favorite brand, you could mix it half and half with the green pickle relish, but it is not essential to the recipe. I didn’t list it since it is harder to find and doesn’t change the recipe at all. Or, if you like a little spicy like I do, adding a minced jalapeno to the mix of sweet relish should be the same. ~Sue

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      • Gail smith says:

        my chicken and potato salads , I have put both sweet and dill relish in them, depending on what my taste buds are craving!

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  4. Kathy D says:

    This is a great way to use up leftover ham. We had these for lunch today. I enjoyed the crunch from the celery and the flavor of the relish. It completely repurposed the ham. Yum! Thank you.

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