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Old fashioned ham salad in a white bowl with crackers on the side. Top view view

Old Fashioned Ham Salad


Take a stroll down memory lane and use up the leftover holiday ham. Old-fashioned ham salad is a delicious way to reinvent your ham leftovers into a wonderful, vintage appetizer or sandwich spread.



1 hard-boiled egg, egg and yolk separated

¾ cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

3 cups leftover ham, finely minced

1 stalk celery, finely minced

2 teaspoons minced green onion, white part only

Salt and pepper to taste

Crackers for serving


Mash the egg yolk with the mayonnaise in a medium bowl until well incorporated. Stir in the relish and mustard.

In a large bowl, toss the ham, celery, green onion, and chopped egg white until combined.

Fold in the mayonnaise mixture until it all gets evenly combined.

Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.

Cover the mixture and chill for at least 2 hours.

Serve cold with crackers or as a sandwich filling.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling time: 2 hours
  • Category: Main Dish - Pork
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: Vintage

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