Ham salad sandwiches
PORK, RECIPES, Sandwiches

Ham Salad Sandwiches


If you love chicken salad with a sweet pickle relish, then make the best ham salad recipe below. It is the best way to use leftover ham from another dinner and makes for a quick dinner recipe.

Then just serve it with some potato chips or a creamy macaroni salad or potato salad for some tasty finger sandwiches the whole family will enjoy!

Make this delicious sandwich spread and use as is or pick your favorite bread like an English muffin, croissant, or even a bagel and enjoy having an easy meal in less than 10 minutes. 

Ingredients for Ham Salad Sandwiches 

ham salad sandwiches
  • Pre-cooked Ham: you can find the pre-cooked small diced ham in the area where you’ll find the other deli meat
  • Celery: thinly sliced and diced to avoid huge chunks
  • Onion: yellow onion diced is great for this ham mixture
  • Mayonnaise: I love using Miracle Whip for these sandwiches because it just gives a little added flavor
  • Mustard: yellow mustard or your favorite mustard like honey dijon mustard
  • Pickles: you will need to use dill pickle relish for this easy ham salad recipe
  • Salt: kosher salt or sea salt, pick your favorite
  • Pepper: ground black pepper you’d find in the seasoning section of the grocery store
  • Lettuce: romaine is my favorite for serving on the buns
  • Buns: use what you have but when I plan it I pick a slider bun
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How to make Ham Salad Sandwiches

ham salad sandwiches
  • Add the complete list of ingredients of this simple ham salad recipe into a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir well. 
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
  • Serve in a bun with a piece of lettuce and enjoy!

How to store leftover ham salad:

Fridge: Place any leftover homemade ham salad in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Tips and tricks for making my favorite ham salad recipe: 

Things to add to this old fashioned ham salad recipe:

  • Green onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet relish (instead of dill pickle relish)
  • Diced red pepper
  • Diced green pepper
  • Fresh dill
  • Swiss cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • ​Red onion

Make this low-carb:

To make this classic recipe low carb, you can always serve the salad on large lettuce leaves and use that instead of a bun. 

You can also turn this into a delicious spread and use your favorite cracker to spread it on for a lighter option instead of a meal. 

Meat to use for salad sandwiches: 

When you make this recipe be sure to use deli ham, meaning cold but cooked ham or repurpose leftover ham from a holiday dinner. Or if you don’t love ham, you can always use deli turkey chopped into bite-sized pieces as well.

Easy casserole recipes to make:

Sausage Biscuit Casserole

Enchilada Meatball Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Ham Salad Sandwiches

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: PORK, RECIPES, Sandwiches


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  • 1 lb pre cooked small diced ham (or chopped deli ham)

  • 1/3 cup celery, diced

  • 1 small Yellow onion, diced

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1 tbsp Yellow mustard

  • 2 tbsp Dill pickle relish

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

  • Lettuce for serving on the buns

  • Slider buns


  • Add all of the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir well.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
  • Serve in a bun with a piece of lettuce and enjoy!

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