Have you ever had Ham Salad? I remember my Mom having it for a quick lunch when we were kids! It’s the perfect recipe for using up leftover ham and is full of flavor. Plus, I had no idea how easy it was. My husband’s eyes light up when I make a batch because he loves these sandwiches for his lunches! Personally, I enjoy it on crackers! If you have leftover ham and leftover hard boiled eggs this easy recipe is perfect for using them up!
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At Easter do you serve ham? I know it’s just around the corner but I’m always thinking of ways to use up leftovers. Some of my favorites for ham are One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet Recipe, everyone loves that recipe! The BEST Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins – great use of leftovers or even Ham and Cheese Sliders – just a few slices of ham, make for an easy grab and go sandwich!
Now this homemade ham salad recipe is one my Mom used to make when we were kids. Have you ever tried it? Whether it’s served on a cracker or between two slices of bread, this is a super tasty spread! I’ve even filled celery with it as a quick appetizer.
It’s easy and delicious, love that!
- yellow mustard
- hard boiled eggs
- sweet relish
- bread or crackers
Two Steps to Prepare
- Mix – In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients
- Chill – Cover and chill for to allow the flavors to come together.
Serve on crackers or your favorite bread.
Pretty simple right? This is a real family favorite!
You can really change this Ham Salad up to your taste! Want spicy? Add a bit of sriracha. Like cheese? Add some sharp cheddar cheese. Most important thing? You need to try this! I know you’ll love it!
Also, if you don’t like sweet relish leave it out! Hate onions? Then don’t add them! It’s really up to you to make this the perfect recipe for your taste buds.
How long does ham salad last?
Properly stored, it will last up to five days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze prepared ham salad?
You can freeze it, as long as it’s frozen immediately after preparing, but frankly, I don’t recommend it. Because this recipe uses mayonnaise it will most likely separate and not be as appetizing once thawed. Plus here’s the deal – this is delicious and tasty, you won’t have any problem using it up!
A better option is to freeze the ham. Then when you’re ready to make it, just unthaw the ham and prepare this recipe.
What is the best way to chop the ham?
Using your food processor will make quick work of the chopping. Don’t just give it a whirl, though. Roughly chop the ham first, then add the meat and pulse it several times until it’s the consistency you’re looking for.
Personally, I LOVE my immersion blender for chopping this ham up. I just toss diced ham in there and give it a few quick pulses and I’m done. It’s so quick and easy to clean up too!
Another thing I love about this ham salad is that it uses hard boiled eggs.
It’s the PERFECT Easter leftover recipe!
Most of us all have extra ham and hard boiled eggs after the holiday and I know I’m always looking for new ways to use them up.
Another one of my favorite ways to use leftover hard boiled eggs is these delicious Egg Salad Sandwiches!
To be honest, I purposely make sure to have extra leftovers just to make these two recipes!
More of my favorite sandwich recipes!
I hope you love this recipe, I know we do! Be sure to comment below, I definitely want to hear from you!!!
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Ham Salad Recipe
- 3 c. ham finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 3/4 c. mayonnaise
- 2 hard boiled eggs diced
- 1 Tbsp sweet relish
- 1 Tbsp onion finely diced
- 1 Tbsp celery finely diced
- Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve on crackers or a bun.