This ham salad is a classic, old-fashioned recipe. It’s essentially just like a chicken or tuna salad. It’s diced or left over ham finely shredded in a food processor with a mayo dressing, relish, celery, boiled egg and a few seasonings. Eat it on a sandwich or with crackers and it’s perfect to keep on hand in the fridge to snack on.
I have always been a big fan of ham. Growing up on holidays, I would prefer ham over turkey anyway. Same goes for sandwiches. I just love ham, ok? This ham salad is the perfect salad to keep in your fridge or to serve at a function. It can go with anything. Serve it on toast, Hawaiian rolls, crackers or even eat it solo.
Equipment You’ll Need
One thing that I love about this recipe is that the only equipment you’ll need is a food processor or blender. That’s basically it. You can make this recipe without one. However, the consistency is just not the same.
Ingredients You’ll Need
You’ll need about 16 ounces of diced ham. You can use leftover ham or diced ham from the store.
I used two tablespoons of mayo. You can add more if you want, but I felt like this was a good amount. This will serve as your dressing binder and bring all the ingredients together.
Like most salads, like tuna salad, you’ll have a relish. I used sweet relish. You’ll need about a tablespoon.
I used one stalk of celery. This add some flavor and a little bit of crunch.
Every salad needs some boiled egg…
For seasonings, I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seed.
How to Make Ham Salad
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blend. Pulse until all if finely chopped and mixed together.
Serve with crackers or on a sandwich. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
- Kitchen Knife
- Food Processor
- Measuring Cups or Spoons
- 16 oz Diced Ham
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Sweet Relish
- 1 Celery Stalk, Chopped
- 2 Boiled Eggs
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Celery Seed
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blend. Pulse until all if finely chopped and mixed together.
- Serve with crackers or on a sandwich. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
Before you go…
Please let me know if you made this old-fashioned ham salad recipe. What did you think? Let me know here or in the comments below. Happy cooking!