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World’s Best Ham Salad Spread

World's Best Ham Salad SpreadWhen you find yourself knee-deep in leftover holiday ham, keep calm and make ham salad. it’s great as a dip, spread, or sandwich filling, and with my fermented sweet pickle relish, it’s packed with probiotics!

This isn’t a deli sandwich spread made with questionable ingredients, this is the real deal.


World's Best Ham Salad Spread

For a softer ham salad—more like the type you might purchase at a deli counter—use a meat grinder to grind your ham instead of finely chopping.

Using the grinder attachment of your Kitchen Aid Mixer is perfect!

World's Best Ham Salad Spread

World's Best Ham Salad Spread

World's Best Ham Salad Spread

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  • Pulse the chopped ham in a food processor until you have very small pieces. Take care not to overprocess.
  • Transfer the ham to a medium bowl and add the mayonnaise, relish, onion, and celery, folding to combine.
  • Serve chilled, as a sandwich spread or a topper for crackers or cucumber slices. Enjoy!
  • The spread will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Note: Add additional mayonnaise if think your ham salad is dry
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  1. Thank you very much for this idea ! Very frugal and simple ! Hayley, I’ll be back for more 🙂 have a nice weekend !

  2. Ohmygosh girl…..there is nothing I like better than ham salad with pickles. It instantly brings me back to my childhood…..

    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. It will be GREAT! We make our turkey salad the same way – only Ray prefers it with finely diced celery and onion, too.

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