Ham Salad

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 now time and would taste great on crackers or in a salad.

Ham salad served in a white bowl with crackers

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!

chopped ham and dill in a food processor

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.

chopped ham, celery, and eggs in a bowl with mayo and mustard

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 

  • Crackers
  • 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. 

ham salad served in a white bowl with crackers

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Ham Salad Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Creamy ham salad with hints of dill and chunks of hard-boiled eggs is a tasty appetizer perfect for using up that leftover ham!!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    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.