Ham Salad – Lunch, Dinner or Snack

Ham Salad with Crackers

Whether you are looking for a party snack, lunch or dinner meal, ham salad is versatile, quick and easy solution.

With oonly a few ingredients you can have this mixed up in less than 20 minutes. The only items you need are ham, mayonnaise and pickle relish. Everything else is extra, but they will definitely enhance the flavor of this dish. This is a perfet way to use up leftover ham, but works well using a ham steak or every deli ham. Easter is coming; do you serve ham for Easter dinner? Save the recipe.

How Many Ways Can Ham Salad Be Served?

Snack Suggestions:

  • Crackers
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Celery, Carrot Sticks, Pepper Strips

Lunch or Dinner Suggestions:

  • Serve a scoop on a garden salad
  • Mix with macaroni, penne or rotini for a tasty pasta salad
  • Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches
  • Deli sandwiches
  • Ham and cheese sliders

How Do You Store Ham Salad?

Ham salad can be stored in the refrigerator 3-4 days. Store in an air-tight container.

Freeze ham salad to make ahead. Freeze as soon as prepared; for safety reasons don’t store in the refrigerator then freeze..

How To Make Ham Salad

In a food pocessor, grind ham until ground fine. Mix in mayonnaise and pickle relish. Mix in any extras that you prefer. Yes, it is that easy! If you don’t have a food processor, just finely chop the ham, that will be just as good.

Here is a Recipe:

  • 3 cups ground cooked ham
  • 2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

Don’t be afraid to experiment with this. Use dill pickles, omit the eggs, use dijon mustard, add a bit of pickle juice for a different consistency. There are no hard and fast rules for this dish.

Let me know if you make this and what changes you made, if any.