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Bowl of ham salad surrounded by crackers

Mom's Ham Salad Recipe

My Mom used to make a version of this recipe but with bologna. I use ham in my recipe and it's perfect for leftover ham.
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Course: Appetizer/Snack/Brunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: Amercian
Keyword: ham salad, tea sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Laura Franco


  • 2 cups large diced ham pieces
  • 1 cup sweet gherkin pickles
  • 1/4 cup sweet gherkin pickle juice (from the jar)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  • Place the ham and pickles into a food processor and pulse until chopped into small pieces.
  • Add the mayonnaise and stir.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.


Serving Ideas 
  • I like to serve this as an appetizer with salty crackers.
  • Ham salad is great in tea sandwiches or for a packed lunch sandwich.
  • Eat it for breakfast and serve it with scrambled eggs or hard-boiled eggs.
  • Veg it up! Add chopped celery, chopped carrots, and chopped onion.