Quick and easy Best Ham Salad spread is the perfect recipe to use up that leftover holiday ham. Made with ground ham, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish and served on crackers.
When I was a kid we had pretty simple New Year’s Eve parties. My parents were not the parting type, but we had a good time with family over to play games and eat lots of good food. At midnight, or probably around 10:00 pm we would go outside, bang pots and pans together and shoot off a few fireworks.
I always remember having ham salad every year. Mom would get out her hand grinder and use up the rest of the Christmas ham. My appetizers have become a little more sophisticated over the years like my Mini Beef Wellingtons or my Elegant Olive Brie Puffs, but I still have to have my Best Ham Salad. It would not be the New Year without it.
Happy New Year!!
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- 6 cups ground fully cooked ham, see note
- 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 2 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Assorted crackers for serving
- Mix ham, eggs, onion, celery, pickle relish, and onions together in a bowl.
- Combine mayonnaise and mustard's together in a separate bowl.
- Add mayo mixture to ham and stir to coat.
- Season to taste with black pepper.
- Refrigerate until serving time.
- Serve with crackers.
First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com © 2016 revised ©2017
Modified from a recipe at Allrecipes.com
(If you do not have a food grinder you can chop the ham finely or pulse in a food processor.)
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If I don’t have a grinder for the ham, can I finely chop it or use a food processor?
Quinn Caudill says
Yes I will add this to the instructions. If you using food processor just don’t over process. You do want the ham to have some texture. Enjoy
I love a salad that you can eat on their own and can be put on top of crackers like this. This sounds wonderful, Quinn. Glad you made to this week’s FF party. Have a blessed 2017!
I like the idea of eating the salad on a cracker – never thought of that (I’m not really a canapé person, probably because I’m too focused on the main course …)
Happy New Year!
Smiling Notes says
I love fun and easy appetizers like these!! these look really delicious! thanks a lot for joining us at the Family Joy Blog link up party. Pinned!
Quinn Caudill says
I think I like ham salad better than ham. Simple and a great use of leftovers. Thanks for stopping by!