The Best Ham Salad

the best HAM SALAD

The Best Ham Salad

I’ve been making this salad for over 25 years. You just can’t top perfection. I actually tweaked this recipe based on a recipe I got from my very first Betty Crocker Cookbook. If you love my FAMOUS POTATO SALAD, then you’ll know that those old Betty Crocker recipes can’t be beaten! I’ve only adjusted them slightly over the years to adjust to my taste and because I’m picky about my salad recipes! This recipe for ham salad all is the one you come back to over and over again!

TIPS FOR MAKING HAM SALAD:

  • This ham salad is perfect for that leftover holiday ham. I set about making my own version of a ham salad that combines all of my favorite flavors. I used a small boneless cooked ham.
  • Ham steaks also work for this recipe
  • You should end up with 3 cups of ground ham after it is blended in the food processor or blender.
  • Give this ham salad a taste test before serving. I didn’t add any additional salt to mine because my ham was salty enough so additional salt would have been too much. Adjust to your taste.
  • Serve on rolls, biscuits, in a sandwich, or as a spread for crackers!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • boneless cooked ham
  • hard-boiled egg
  • celery
  • onion
  • fresh black pepper
  • sweet pickle relish (optional)
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • assorted crackers and/or soft rolls

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HAM SALAD:

  1. Put the ham, egg, celery, and onion into a blender or food processor (season with a bit of salt and black pepper).
  2. Pulse (short, quick pulses) 20-25 times to mince.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients into a separate bowl (sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, and mustard).
  4. Then stir in minced ham mixture.
  5. Cover and chill. I like to chill ham salad for several hours. It definitely gets better as it chills for a while.
  6. Serve on rolls, in a sandwich, or with crackers!

 

the best ham salad

The best ham salad recipe only requires a food processor, leftover ham, mayonnaise, celery, onion and perfectly combined seasonings.

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless cooked ham (leftover or purchased thick slab, trimmed of fat and diced)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish (optional)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • assorted crackers and/or soft rolls
  1. Put the ham, egg, celery and onion into a blender or food processor (season with a bit of fresh black pepper)

  2. Pulse (short, quick pulses) 20-25 times to mince. Scrape down the sides of the food processor to make sure it all gets combined evenly.

  3. Combine remaining ingredients into a separate bowl (sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise and mustard)

  4. Then stir in minced ham mixture.

  5. Cover and chill. I prefer to chill it for several hours. It definitely gets better as it chills for a while.

  6. Serve on rolls, biscuits or as a spread for crackers!

Nutrition

  1. Calories: 290kcal | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 211mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg

  • This ham salad is perfect for that leftover holiday ham. I set about making my own version of a ham salad that combines all of my favorite flavors. I used a small boneless cooked ham.
  • Ham steaks also work for this recipe
  • You should end up with 3 cups of ground ham after it is blended in the food processor or blender.
  • Give this ham salad a taste test before serving. I didn’t add any additional salt to mine because my ham was salty enough so additional salt would have been too much. Adjust to your taste.
  • Serve on rolls, biscuits, or as a spread for crackers!
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Best Ham Salad

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