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Winter Blossom's Often Requested Ham Salad

Winter Blossom's Often Requested Ham Salad

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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.

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  • 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


  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.
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Sarah Jo

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 mayo and fresh onion, as I didn't have any dry minced onion on hand. I don't know about serving three boys asked for second sandwiches and I spread some on Toppers crackers. Aside from a little leftover, it's gone gone gone. I'll make this again!


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 little Italian flavored bread crumbs and stuffed in mushrooms then baked for 1/2 hour at 325 for an appetizer. You might even add some grated Parmesan to the top just before removing from the oven. A friend has made this salad with left over roast pork and it is also very tasty. I grind almost everything left over and give it a try. I had two left over Chicken Cordon Blue's the other day, ground them up and made chicken salad and it was awesome. The combination of the cheese and the ham made it delicious. Thanks again for the reviews. Happy days and happy grinding. :o] Winter Blossom

Jennifer Ball

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 other night and needed something different to try with the leftovers. I'm eating this right now and it's just glorious. I didn't have any relish so I threw in pickle slices in my processor after chopping the ham and it worked out just great. Excellent recipe!