Ham salad is good anytime! I used to cook a ham and half of it would go to waste.  Then I started making ham salad.  I love this recipe. It is great on crackers or bread.  A great way to use up leftover ham. This is good to serve for game day or anytime you have a group of people over and serve snacks.  Men love this and it makes a lot.  It will keep in the refrigerator for several days and goes well as a sandwich with soup for lunch, too.  When I first started making this ham salad I would just make it after holidays when I had leftover ham.  Now, I buy pieces of ham like Kentucky Legend at the grocery and make it all the time.

Ham Salad Simple Ingredients:

Ham, coarsely ground

Hard boiled Eggs



Sweet pickle relish


Dijon mustard

Black pepper

Dried basil

This ham salad is wonderful and I really believe the Dijon mustard and basil makes this recipe. It adds a certain flavor that is different from other ham salads.

Recipe feedback: “I found your ham salad by accident and just love it. All of the ingredients make for a great salad or sandwich which is the way to go. I love the idea of eggs and the djon mustard for a little kick.” -CB

“This is now my go to ham salad recipe! I love to make it up on a Sunday and enjoy it for lunch during the week. I love your recipes so much! They are all winners: – Candy

Note:  You can finely chop the ham if you don’t have a food processor or a way to grind it up.

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Best Ever Ham Salad

Judy Yeager
This ham salad has amazing reviews. It's easy to make and a great way to use leftover ham. Super versatile and wonderful on bread or crackers.
4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern


  • 6 cups ham coarsely ground
  • 4 eggs hard boiled and chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. This makes about a 1/2 gallon tupperware container full. I like having it on hand. Recipe can be cut in half.


You can finely chop the ham if you don't have a food processor or a way to grind it up.
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