Ingredients for Ham Salad
3 1/2 c. Ham, cooked and cubed into bite sized pieces--and ground in a food processor or meat grinder
2 Boiled Eggs, peeled, rinsed and finely diced
1/2 c. celery, finely diced
1 1/2 Tbsp. Sweet Pickle Relish OR a combination of 4 diced Sweet gherkin pickles along with 1 Tbsp. Sweet gherkin pickle juice from the jar
3 Tbsp. Mayonnaise (Light or Regular work equally well)
1-2 tsp. Spicy Brown Mustard or Dijon Mustard
Bread or Salad Greens for serving
Topping Suggestions: Lettuce, tomato, yellow onion
Instructions for Ham Salad from holiday leftovers
Mix all ingredients completely and serve either on salad greens or on bread as a sandwich. We often use leftover dinner rolls or crescent rolls to make mini ham salad sandwiches topped with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Note: I also mix some of the ham salad without the mustard as our younger daughters refuse the smell or taste of mustard in any form—so it’s certainly an optional ingredient and the recipe tastes fine without it.