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a bowl od ham salad served with crackers.

Easy Ham Salad Recipe

This classic ham salad recipe is easy and quick to put together, seriously tasty and packed with delicious flavours. With a handful of kitchen and fridge staples, make this easy ham salad in the comfort of your home. It is also a great way to use up that holiday leftover ham, that said, you can enjoy this salad anytime of the year.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 83 kcal


  • food processor


  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lb (450g) cooked ham
  • cup finely onions
  • 2 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 Boiled eggs
  • ½ Tablespoon hot sauce optional
  • ½ teaspoon dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • To a food processor, combine ham, boiled eggs, and pulse for a few seconds to roughly chop.
  • Transfer the content to a large mixing bowl then add mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, black pepper, pinch of salt, finely chopped celery, lemon juice, chopped onions and stir to combine.
    Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with crackers or as a sandwich filling.


Ham Salad Variations and tips
If you want to be creative then here are some options for variations on this simple Ham Salad Recipe
No food processor: if you do own a food processor, simply use a sharp knife to finely chop the ingredients and combine.
Double or triple the recipe to accommodate however many people you are catering for
Use smoked ham: I am not sure the traditional recipe uses smoked ham but I can tell you if you tried this salad with smoked ham, you may never go back to plain ones again. You can also substitute the ham with bologna
Customize the recipe to taste: use sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, and more mayonnaise to make the flavor stronger. Stretch the recipe further by adding more diced hard-boiled eggs, green onions, chopped bell peppers. You can also add some shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese.
Repurpose your ham leftover: blend the ham salad into paste consistency (pate-like) with a pickle juice, more mayonnaise, and serve it as a dip with vegetable sticks.
Ham and cheese: Mix your ham salad with some shredded cheddar cheese, to make a scrumptious lunch.
Make it a meal: Add some macaroni or other type of pasta with ham salad, put some chopped bell peppers or just make it your own.
Not a fan of boiled eggs, leave it out


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 9gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 579mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword classic ham salad, easy ham salad recipe, ham salad
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