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Easy Ham Salad Recipe For Easter Leftovers

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Try this super quick, super easy Ham Salad Recipe using Easter leftovers. If you love easy recipes and you’re looking for a family-friendly after easter Easter recipe, this is the perfect ham salad recipe for you.

Easter is a great way to get together with family and friends, but what do you do with all the leftovers? Make Ham Salad! It’s easy, delicious, and healthy. The best way to enjoy leftover ham is with this easy ham salad recipe.

It’s a delicious party appetizer or lunch. I love this quick and easy recipe for ham salad. It’s great for a picnic or as a sandwich filling. This recipe is also perfect if you are making mini finger sandwiches for a tea party. Same recipe but used as filling for little cute-shaped tea sandwiches.

Why Make Ham Salad from Leftover Easter Ham?

If you have leftover ham from your family’s Easter celebration, we’ve got a recipe for you. It’s the perfect way to use up those leftovers and it will only take about 10 minutes to make.

We fuss a lot over the main dish at our holiday celebrations, but the easiest way to make the most of them is to turn those leftovers into a second meal. You’ll love how quick and easy remaking your dinner leftovers into a second meal is. It’s seriously the best thing about feasting, to begin with because there’s no need to cook again!

I’ve never been one to just throw food away, so when I’m looking at a huge leftover ham from Easter, I start making plans for how to use up the whole thing. This easy ham salad recipe is perfect for using up whatever you have left of that delicious ham and even works well with leftover turkey.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can serve it on a croissant or a hamburger bun, as a dip with crackers or pita chips, or just spread it onto some lettuce leaves.

ham salad on a black round plate on a tan counter with green onions on the counter and a loaf of bread with 2 slices in the background

Easy Ham Salad From My Grandmother

The first time I had this was years ago when my grandmother made it for us. She didn’t have a written recipe for it, so I had to experiment to recreate her tasty creation!

It’s easy enough to make that you can add more of this or less of that until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds!

ham salad ingredients celery, onion, mayo and ground ham

Ingredients You Will Need for Ham Salad

  • leftover ham slices ground (not cold cutes)
  • Light Mayonnaise
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 can of large green olives with pimentos or finely chopped green onion for garnish.
  • Good Crusty Bread or Croissants

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ham salad on a black round plate on a tan counter with green onions on the counter and a loaf of bread with 2 slices in the background

How to Make Easy Ham Salad

If you’re like us and have been looking for a good way to use up some of those tasty leftovers, you’re going to love this recipe. You can serve this ham salad the traditional way on a sandwich or try it as a dip with crackers or chips. Either way, it is going to taste amazing and your family is going to love it!

  1. Using a KitchenAid mixer attachment for grinding (or a hand grinder or food processer), make sure that the ham is cold, grind to make at least 2 cups of ground ham. 
  2. Mix the ham with the mayonnaise, chopped onion, chopped celery, and pickle relish until smooth. 
  3. Add pepper to taste and garnish with green onion or sliced olives. 
  4. Serve as a sandwich or open face on bread or crackers.

This version of easy ham salad uses relish for extra flavor and crunch, but if your family doesn’t like relish or you don’t have any stocked in the pantry, you can easily leave it out. You can also substitute diced pickles for the sweet relish to change up the flavor profile a bit. This is a great recipe to make when you’re trying to use up some leftover chicken instead of ham, too.

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Easy Ham Salad Recipe For Easter Leftovers

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish

Description

A classic easy ham salad recipe using leftover ham from your family holiday dinner.Β 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 thick slices of cooked ham ground (not cold cuts). Use enough ham to make 2 cups of ground ham.
  • 1 cup of light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 stock of finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish drained
  • Pepper to taste (no need for salt as the ham is salty)
  • White or whole sweet bread or croissant
  • 1 can of large green olives with pimentos or finely chopped green onion for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Using a KitchenAid mixer attachment for grinding (or a hand grinder or food processer), make sure that the ham is cold, grind to make at least 2 cups of ground ham.Β 
  2. Mix the ham with the mayonnaise, chopped onion, chopped celery, and pickle relish until smooth.Β 
  3. Add pepper to taste and garnish with green onion or sliced olives.Β 
  4. Serve as a sandwich or open face on bread or crackers.

Keywords: Easy Ham Salad Recipe from leftover ham

Ham salad is a hearty, old-fashioned recipe that’s the perfect solution for leftover ham from any holiday or other family gathering. We’re hoping you enjoyed this easy ham salad recipe and will be getting in some Easter leftover recipes of your own, in the coming weeks. Try this recipe today.

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