Friday, April 1, 2016

Southern Style Ham Salad Recipe

I don't know if your family is anything like mine, but we always have ham at Easter dinner.  I'm not exactly sure why because not all of us like it all that much.  There is always a beef option as well. The next thing I know my mom is sending all of this leftover ham home with me, and I am like "What am I supposed to do with this!?!"  Fortunately my husband shared with me his recipe for Deviled Ham Salad which is also know as Southern Style Ham Salad.  

 So this year instead of the usual suspects like my Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, I decided to give Southern Style Ham Salad a try.   It's perfect on sandwiches, crackers, so many thing.  The best part, you have everything you need for it in your fridge! I can't wait to share this recipe for you, so...

Let's Get Started!

Southern Style Ham Salad:
Prep Time: 10 min.  *Cook Time: --  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  2 cups


  • 1 lb, of left over Ham (You can also use deli meat ham for this)
  • 4 oz.  Cream Cheese, room  temperature
  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cut Parsley
  • 3 tsp. Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 2 tsp. Whole Grain Mustard (or plain yellow mustard)
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

To begin just give the leftover ham a rough chop.
This will help it get going in the food processor a little easier.

Place it into the food processor.

And pulse it until it 's finely chopped, but not a paste.
You don't want it to be come a paste, because you still have more blending to do.

Now add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, scallions, parsley, mustard, and sweet pickle relish to the food processor.

Next you'll add the sriracha sauce and...

Worcestershire Sauce to the food processor.

Add a pinch of salt and...

Pepper then place the lid on and fire it up!

Blend until it is a creamy, spread-like, texture.

And it's that simple!  I like to serve this as little tea sandwiches at parties, but placing it in a little ramekin, as I did here, on a platter with raw veggies and crackers is great too. This Southern Style Ham Salad hits all the right notes on your palette too.  Salty and savory from the ham and Worcestershire sauce, but sweet and tangy from the relish and mustard. Oh, and don't forget that little kick of spice from the sriracha! This ain't your mamma's ham salad.  The complex flavors will have your guests begging for more, and no one would ever guess that you made it from your holiday leftovers!

As Always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


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