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 ¾ lb. is probably plenty. Anyway, this sandwich recipe is great - I'll definitely make it again!
2 cups finely diced ham
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
¼ cup sweet pickle relish
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoon minced celery
2 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
A large pinch of cayenne (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste
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