Ham Salad Sandwich Recipe

Ham Salad Sandwich with a Split Personality, GreatPartyRecipes.com

...with 3 Faces

This ham salad sandwich recipe has a split personality... it becomes sandwich, salad, or appetizer. Check out the options, all delicious and easy.

You'll appreciate the salad's classy array of subtle flavors and a little cooking trick that makes even inexpensive ham guest-worthy. Good leftover ham recipe.

Ham Salad Sandwiches

4 cups ham, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
3 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup diced dill pickles
1/2 cup mayonnaise, perhaps more
2 - 3 teaspoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread of your choice, 12 to 16 pieces

Sauté the diced ham in olive oil or butter until it begins to brown and caramelize a bit, 5 to 8 minutes. (This concentrates the ham flavor. And for lesser hams, it improves the texture.) Set it aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, celery, onion and pickles. When cool, add the ham.

Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard. Salt and pepper the mixture to taste. Adjust the mayo and mustard, only if necessary. Chill. (Not you, the ham salad.)

To serve, divide the salad among 6 or 8 pieces of bread, depending on how voluptuous you want your sandwiches, spread, and top with the other 6 or 8 bread pieces.

That's the ham salad sandwich recipe, but there are several handy options next.



  • Ham Salad Tea Sandwiches: Spread the insides of the bread with soft butter or cream cheese. Fill with the salad. Remove the crusts and quarter.
  • Serve the ham salad open-faced on grilled sourdough or garlic bread slices.


  • Serve on a bed of lettuce, spinach leaves, or sliced tomatoes. If you like, use an ice cream scoop or mold the salad in coffee cups, then turn it out onto the salad bed.


  • Spread the salad on crackers.
  • Stuff the salad into celery sticks or mushroom caps. Trim and de-string the celery; remove the mushroom stems and wipe the caps with a damp paper towel first.

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