I don’t eat much ham as it’s an over-processed food. Yet, it is an Easter (and for some, a Christmas) tradition, and sometimes that tradition means leftovers. After sending some home with family, I turn the leftovers into ham salad. Unfortunately, in my area, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, many homemade and store recipes call for hard-boiled eggs, and refined sugar. Eggs I can handle, but more sugar in my diet? No thank you. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for homemade ham salad that drops both of those ingredients. Sweet pickle relish and sweet onion will give you the sweetness your palate craves. Â Enjoy! But be advised: this recipe is not Paleo.
- 2 Cups leftover Ham, chopped as coarse or fine you like in a food processor
- 1 Cup Celery, finely diced
- 1/4 Cup sweet Onion, finely diced
- 2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 Cup Pickle Relish, your choice sweet, dill, or spicy. I use sweet.
- 1/2 Cup good quality Light Mayo like Duke’s
- Mix all the ingredients until well blended.
- Serve on your choice of bread (or wrap in large lettuce leaves) with your choice of topping. I like simple lettuce and tomato.