Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ham salad

Since Easter was just here I have tons of ham leftover... been thinking of new ways to use it.. got a few more ideas up my sleeve.. but for now I have been wanting ham salad... It has been awhile since I have made this.. I love sweet & salty together which I think is the perfect compliment to each other.... I used chopped sweet pickles in this recipe, but in the past I have used drained crushed pineapple which is equally delicious also have used chopped dill pickles which is yummy..... can use drained mandarin oranges, diced apple use whatever you like... lots of varieties and all equally yummy.... I serve this sometimes in sandwiches, but have served with crackers or smeared on toasted french bread as an appetizer...YUM
**NOTE...I grind the ham in my food processor, but you can finely chop it by hand too...

Ham Salad

2 cups ham (**see note above)
2-3 T. finely chopped onion
2-3 T. finely chopped sweet pickles
1 T. sweet pickle juice
1 T. prepared mustard
1/2 cup salad dressing/mayo (use more or less depending on your own tastes)
Crackers or bread for serving.

In bowl combine all ingredients mixing well.  Cover & place in fridge to set about an hour to blend flavors.  Serve with either crackers, or bread of your choice.


  1. Sounds oh so yummy - freshly made ham salad can't be beat! Sounds like a great combo of flavors...Enjoy a sandwich for me.

  2. Okay...the ham and pineapple caught my attention. The next time (for Easter I made a turkey breast) I make a ham I putting some aside just for this.