Winter Blossom's Often Requested Ham Salad

Winter Blossom's Often Requested Ham Salad

Blonddee 7

"I have been making this salad for years and recently traveled from NJ to Oklahoma to make a batch for one of my friends. I have also Overnighted this salad to a friend in Dallas who simply loves it. Of course, I pack it in dry ice. It's fast, simple and great for a cocktail party on party rye, on toast or a bagel for breakfast, on rye with lettuce, thinly sliced onions and dill (or sweet)pickles and mayo for lunch or with pea soup and sandwich for dinner. It's down right Yummy!!! And make no changes to the ingredients because the salad will not taste the same."


2 h 15 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 930 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Prep

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  1. Process the ham in a food processor until finely chopped but not pasty, about 6 or 7 pulses. You may need to do this in batches. Place the finely chopped ham in a large bowl and continue processing the remaining ham.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, onions, relish, and mustard to the processed ham. Mix well and, if the mixture is too dry, add more mayonnaise. Refrigerate until serving. The dried onions absorb some of the moisture from the mayonnaise and relish so you may need to add more mayonnaise before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • Do not use boiled or processed ham. I add some of the delicious crusty skin when using leftover baked ham. You can also ask in the deli department for baked ham ends. I only use Hellman's(R) mayonnaise, but you can substitute 1/2 regular and 1/2 light. I prefer dill pickle relish, but I have made it with sweet relish and it still received rave reviews.
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  1. 79 Ratings


Very good! I did just what the description below the recipe dictated and marched right up to my deli counter and asked for the ham ends, along with enough ham to make 1 1/2 lbs. I did use light ...

Hi Folks, I want to thank you for your nice reviews. Glad you enjoy the salad as much as my friends and family do. Just wanted to mention, if there is any left over it is great mixed with a li...

Wow. I had never tried ham salad before. It always sounded like something my very southern grandmother used to make (mashed vienna sausage sandwiches anyone?) But I made a glazed ham the othe...

I agree with a previous review that, until recently, I wasn't a big fan of ham salad. But I made this two weeks ago, and it's excellent. As the submitter said, it's a good idea to add a little...

Ham salad has always been a favorite of mine as a sandwich or cracker spread. But I've never added brown mustard and that makes it especially tasty.

We had leftover Christmas Cook's ham, so I was looking for a good ham salad recipe. I was looking forward to this one because I love dill pickles and thought it would be good due to the good re...

This is my go-to recipe whenever I have ham to use up! I love it on sandwiches or just with crackers. Yum-o!

Very good! Only "change" would be to add some pepper! I put everything in the food processor at once - and it wasn't "pasty" at all! :) I also used a dark dijon mustard and sweet relish as th...

Even good with sweet relish, light mayo, and fresh onion. Makes a perfect quantity for sandwiches.