• April 9, 2022

BEST HAM SALAD EVER!

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Ham salad is good anytime! I used to cook a ham and half of it would go to waste.  Then I started making ham salad.  I love this recipe. It is great on crackers or bread.  A great way to use up leftover ham. This is good to serve for game day or anytime you have a group of people over and serve snacks.  Men love this and it makes a lot.  It will keep in the refrigerator for several days and goes well as a sandwich with soup for lunch, too.  When I first started making this ham salad I would just make it after holidays when I had leftover ham.  Now, I buy pieces of ham like Kentucky Legend at the grocery and make it all the time.

Ham Salad Simple Ingredients:

Ham, coarsely ground

Hard boiled Eggs

Celery

Onion

Sweet pickle relish

Mayonnaise

Dijon mustard

Black pepper

Dried basil

This ham salad is wonderful and I really believe the Dijon mustard and basil makes this recipe. It adds a certain flavor that is different from other ham salads.

Recipe feedback: “I found your ham salad by accident and just love it. All of the ingredients make for a great salad or sandwich which is the way to go. I love the idea of eggs and the djon mustard for a little kick.” -CB

“This is now my go to ham salad recipe! I love to make it up on a Sunday and enjoy it for lunch during the week. I love your recipes so much! They are all winners: – Candy

Note:  You can finely chop the ham if you don’t have a food processor or a way to grind it up.

 
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4.93 from 14 votes

Best Ever Ham Salad

This ham salad has amazing reviews. It’s easy to make and a great way to use leftover ham.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: ham salad
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 6 cups ham coarsely ground
  • 4 eggs hard boiled and chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. This makes about a 1/2 gallon tupperware container full. I like having it on hand. Recipe can be cut in half.

Notes

You can finely chop the ham if you don’t have a food processor or a way to grind it up.
 
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