This Old Fashioned Ham Salad Recipe hails from the Midwest, uses few ingredients and makes a quick spread for wraps, sandwiches or salads.
Midwest Favorite – Old Fashioned Ham Salad Spread Recipe
When it comes to making quick meals on the fly, this recipe for Midwest Ham Salad Spread is just the ticket. And, with just a handful of ingredients, you can have a meal ready in a flash.
Here in the Midwest, we love smoked ham and this recipe works for both the deli kind or the home-baked version.
And, my ham salad requires only minimal ingredients. And, depending upon how much ham you use, you can easily feed two or a crowd.
It also makes a delicious finger sandwich (sans crust) if you want to really want to wow your friends and neighbors.
In addition, it’s really easy to lighten this recipe up by using yogurt instead of Miracle Whip or Hellman’s Mayonnaise. And, if you like more crunch, try adding some finely chopped green peppers or even jicama.
Did You Know? What is Deviled Ham?
Deviled Ham is actually ground ham mixed with “hot” spices such as cayenne pepper, Sriracha, hot sauce or even hot mustard. This recipe was introduced in 1868 and sold under the name “Underwood Deviled Ham.” Source: Wikipedia
It’s definitely a kid-friendly recipe, too. I like to make wraps with my meat salads and add long slices of peppers, julienne carrots or even broccoli slaw.
In fact, this ham salad also goes well with any roll (think ciabatta, hard roll, potato roll, kaiser–to name a few.) And for a meal in a pocket, why not add a scoop (or two) to a halved whole wheat pita.
Recipe Tip: If you want to take it outdoors, be sure to keep it chilled, as this recipe contains mayonnaise. Enjoy!
Old Fashioned Ham Salad Recipe
- 2 cups ham deli or ham off the bone
- 1 cup celery chopped finely
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped finely
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped finely
- 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayo
- In a food processor, blend well all of the ingredients. Use as a spread for wraps, finger sandwiches or salads.