Creamy ham salad with hints of dill and chunks of hard-boiled eggs is a tasty appetizer perfect for using up that leftover ham!!
Ham salad is a fun and interesting alternative to a chicken or egg salad. It’s whips up in no time and would taste great on crackers or in a salad.
Use all the ham!!
We usually have ham for special occasion dinners such as Easter and Christmas. It is easy to make, feeds a ton, and tastes delicious. And although I try to plan to prepare just enough, we inevitably have leftovers!
But I don’t mind having ham left as there are so many yummy recipes I can use it in like Ham and Cheese Sliders or any breakfast casseroles. It’s even tasty just fried up and served with eggs at breakfast!
Well this ham salad is another go to way to use up that savory ham. Ham salad is SO easy to whip up and is great served on crackers or as a sandwich. Creamy and delicious and a great appetizer or snack!
How to make ham salad
CHOP. Use a food processor to chop the ham cubes and dill pickles together. You can chop them to your desired texture, but don’t over process or you’ll end up with a paste.
COMBINE. Place the chopped ham into a serving bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together.
SERVE! Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with crackers or on bread.
Tips + Storing Info
Ham: For simplicity I grabbed a package of diced ham, but if you’re lucky enough to have any leftover holiday ham this is a great way to use it.
Mix it up: Like most salads this recipe is quite easy to add other ingredients. Bell peppers and green onions would be really delicious additions.
Pair With: You can easily eat this straight out of the bowl with a spoon. It’s that good! You can also eat it with
- On bread
- In a lettuce wrap
STORE covered, in the fridge for about 3 days. Due to the mayo you need to make sure to keep the salad cool and not leave it out longer than a couple of hours.
For More salad recipes, check out:
Ham Salad Recipe
- food processor
- 3 c cooked ham cubed
- 2 baby dill pickles
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 2 tbsp celery finely chopped
- 1 c mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard
- Use a food processor to chop the ham cubes and dill pickles together. You can chop them to your desired texture, but don't over process or you'll end up with a paste.
- Place the chopped ham into a serving bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together.
- Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Serve with crackers or on bread.
A great tasting salad that serves well with crackers.
Mmmm!! I thought this was delicious!! Love ham! I know what I’ll be making with leftover ham this holiday season!!
this is fantastic! It is an elevated egg salad that I dont think I would have thought of!
This was so tasty! It reminds me of one of my favorite salads from this little bakery in my hometown!
I was helping my SIL prep food and I was put in charge of this dish. Even as I was making it I was a little skeptical, but I am happy to say that I ate more than my share. It was so good that I had to come find the recipe for my own box.
I remember my Mom making this with leftovers from her holiday ham when we were kids. Your recipe reminded me of how much we used to love it on crackers and on a soft Kaiser roll. So I made it for the first time and it brought back such good memories. Thanks for the recipe.
You are so welcome!! Love those kind of memories!! Thank you!
Tried. Traditional Ham Salad is the BEST 🤤❤️