Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ham Salad - Make Your Own

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

I made ham in a crock pot the other day and had a bunch of left-over. My husband was getting tired of having sliced ham sandwiches in his lunch bag, so I found this recipe for ham salad in my batch of tried and true recipes. Really, considering the cost - and high amount of additives - in store bought ham salad, I really appreciate this home-made version. It's gluten-free, sugar-free, and tasty. Unfortunately, it isn't sodium free :(


Ham Salad from Scratch

1 pound cooked ham (not deli ham), chopped
3 small stalks celery, finely diced
1 large dill pickle, finely chopped
1 TBSP prepared mustard
A few shakes of onion powder (or chopped onion to your taste)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Shake of salt if you like things salty - ham has enough sodium without it
1 TBSP lemon juice

Put cooked ham through a food processor until it is ground to your liking. Put it in a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir until blended through. Spread over bread or serve with crackers.

I am gluten-free, so I like to have this with leaf lettuce.

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1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Rita,
I just love that beautiful rose on your header, I can almost smell it. Your Ham Salad is after my heart and one of my all time favorites. Your recipe looks great! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back again real soon. Have a great week!
Miz Helen