This Midwest deli-style Ham Salad Spread Recipe is made with chopped ham, hard boiled eggs, chopped vegetables and salad dressing (no mayo). Makes a quick spread for wraps, sandwiches and salads.
How to Make Midwest 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.
Many folks turn to this recipe around Easter time, when ham is usually served and leftovers abundant.
But here in the Midwest, we love smoked ham all year long, so this recipe is perfect no matter the reason or the season.
Ham Salad versus 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)
Ham Salad, on the other hand is generally made with smoked ham along with a variety of ingredients to give it a rich but tangy taste.
The Perfect Sandwich Recipe
This recipe makes a delicious finger sandwich (sans crust) if you want to really want to wow your friends and neighbors.
But it’s also a very kid-friendly recipe, too. I like to make wraps with long slices of peppers, julienne carrots or even broccoli slaw, that kids of all ages love to crunch and munch.
But if you’re not a wraps fan, 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.
DID YOU KNOW? Ham salad is very portable, so if you want to take it outdoors for a bit of al fresco dining just be sure to keep it chilled, as this recipe contains mayonnaise.
Lite Ham Salad
And, speaking of healthy additions…Want more crunch? Try adding some finely chopped green peppers or even sliced or julienne jicama.
Ham Salad Ingredients
What I love about this ham spread recipe is that it requires only minimal ingredients. And, depending upon how much ham you use, you can easily feed as little as two or a crowd.
- ham — deli or ham off the bone
- red onion
- dijon mustard
- hard-boiled eggs
- sweet pickle relish
- salad dressing or mayo
Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined.
Be sure to serve this salad chilled, alongside your favorite bread, wrap or cracker. Enjoy!
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- Classic BLT Sandwich Recipe
- Brew City Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
- Bratwurst Reuben Sandwich
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Deli-Style Ham Salad Spread 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.