Ham Salad



ham salad 2

Ham salad and sandwiches are how we polish off the leftovers from our Easter Sunday dinner. A ham sandwich requires no instruction because you simply slap together bread, cheese, condiments and ham. So, we will focus on the salad. It too is simple to manufacture, but oh, so good!

Critical Decisions

There are many, but most of you will choose purely from instinct. The bread is important. Will it be rye, white or pumpernickel? Maybe Hawaiian bun sliders? With or without crust and will you toast it? The mayo is no less important and will it be Dukes, Hellman’s or gasp… Miracle Whip? Sweet or dill pickle relish? Yellow or stone ground mustard?

There is No wrong choice.

Our Ham Salad

This is the way we do it, without any exotic ingredients and look forward to this as much as the baked Easter ham.

baked ham

Begin by slicing and roughly chopping the ham for the food processor.

processed meat

Pulse and process the ham to a medium grind. to retain some texture.

mixed condiments and seasonings

Thoroughly mix the condiments together.

ham salad 3

Fold in the processed ham and when finished, refrigerate it for an hour or two to give it time for the flavors to harmonize.

spread on crackers

Perfect spread for snack crackers!

ham salad on pumpernickel

A dark rye adds a little more spice!

ham salad sliders

Hawaiian rolls make terrific sliders!

on toast

Toast adds another layer of texture! Print

Ham Salad

Chopped, baked ham with mayo, onion, mustard and relish

  • Author: Tim
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1-1/2 pounds 1x


  • 11/4 lb baked ham – trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBL sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup celery – diced – about 2 small ribs
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  • 2 green onions – thinly sliced
  • 1 TBL yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper – more to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika – garnish for spread
  • Assorted crackers, toasted white bread, pumpernickel or Hawaiian buns


  1. Roughly chop the ham, then pulse it in a food processor to a medium texture and set aside
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Fold in the ham until fully mixed
  4. Adjust the pepper to taste and refrigerate for an hour or two to allow the flavors toharmonize
  5. Snack away!