If you follow my blog you might have noticed that I like to use ham a lot. I like ham for its taste and because I often find a good deal on it at the grocery store. I typically first make a ham dinner with part of it, and then have lots of leftover ham from which I make a variety of dishes. One of the easiest and most popular is ham salad. I serve this as an appetizer or as a filling for a sandwich.
My recipe for ham salad is unique in that I don’t grind up the ham in a food processor as in most recipes. I prefer to dice up the ham with a knife so that it has more texture (small cubes) and greater eye appeal. A side benefit is less cleanup because you don’t have to wash a food processor when you’re done.
This ham salad is perfect for filling for a sandwich or a wrap. It also goes great as a party appetizer when served with crackers or toasted baguette slices. You can make ham salad in advance of a party and keep it stored in the refrigerator until you need it.
Anyway you decide to serve this, it will be hit. As always I would love to hear your feedback if you try my recipe. I hope you give my version of ham salad a try!
- 4 cups medium diced, smoked or honey baked ham
- 1/2 cup full fat mayo
- 1/3 cup finely chopped kosher dill pickles
- 3 tbsp. finely chopped yellow onion
- 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. seeded finely mince jalapeno peppers
- 1/2 tsp. black ground pepper
- 3 avocados, pitted, sliced
- 1 cup arugula
- 12 slices great seeds bread
- Butter for the bread
Mix all ham salad ingredients together in a bowl. Taste for seasoning and set aside.
Butter all 12 slices of bread and toast lightly. Lay 6 slices of toasted bread on a large cutting board or sheet pan. Divide the arugula into 6 portion and place it on the toast.
Next place generous amount of ham salad and spread it gently to cover the toast. Next add avocado slices over the ham salad. Cover the sandwich with the top toasted bread slice.
At this point you can cut the sandwich in half or serve it whole.
Makes 6 Sandwiches
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