Ham salad sandwich on a plate with an apple.
Gluten Free,  Recipes,  Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches

Ham Salad

I saw this post over at Simply Recipes, and immediately knew that I needed to make it…TODAY! I didn’t grow up with ham salad, so making this was the first time I tried it. I really liked it! The heat from the cayenne is a wonderful addition! This salad tastes fresh and healthy. The only problem I ran into was that I had no idea how much ham would make 2 cups when I went to the deli counter. I severely overestimated, so now we have a bunch of ham in the freezer. I’d say about 3/4 lb. is probably plenty. Anyway, this sandwich recipe is great – I’ll definitely make it again!

Ham salad sandwich on a plate with an apple.

Ham Salad
Simply Recipes

2 cups finely diced ham
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp minced onion
2 Tbsp minced celery
2 Tbsp minced red bell pepper
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp lemon juice
A large pinch of cayenne (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste

Mix everything but the salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Taste and add cayenne, salt and black pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

Serve straight, or mixed in with macaroni, or in a sandwich in a hamburger bun, a Kaiser roll, regular bread, in a pita or as a wrap. Good with lemonade on a hot day.

Makes enough for 3 to 4 sandwiches.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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