My DILL PICKLE HAM SALAD is an easy way to use up some of that leftover ham! My recipe is a creamy mixture of finely chopped ham, pickles, boiled eggs, onions, and herbs. This ham salad recipe is perfect on a croissant or a couple pieces of bread to make a quick sandwich, but it’s also good in a lettuce wrap, if you’d prefer to keep it low carb. We love the mix of creamy, crunchy, tangy, and sweet ingredients in this ham salad recipe!
Alright, I’m just going to apologize up front.
Ham salad is an ugly food.If you know how to photograph ham salad and make it look appetizing, well, more power to you.
My husband and I both decided that the photos I’m sharing today look less like people food and more like cat food, but we decided to roll with it because this ham salad is GOOD.
If you just have a leeeeeeetle bit of a faith in me and give this recipe a try, I think you’ll love it!
If you have leftover ham from Easter, this is the perfect way to use it up and make it something totally new.
If you don’t have leftover ham, you can definitely buy the little bag of diced ham or buy a ham steak to use! You just need fully cooked ham for this recipe – where you get it doesn’t really matter. 🙂
Hope you enjoy this quick lunch recipe!
To start, we always pop our ham in the food processor and process it until it’s a bit more fine than you’d get just by chopping it. This isn’t strictly necessary, so if you don’t have a food processor just chop the ham into small pieces. We just prefer this texture.
Add your ham to a mixing bowl and start tossing in the rest of the ingredients.
- boiled eggs
- dill pickles
Mix all of these ingredients together and give it a taste. We don’t normally add any additional salt, because the ham, pickles, and mustard tend to be fairly salty on their own.
We make this a dill pickle ham salad by adding in plenty of chopped pickles plus fresh dill, but you really can’t mess this recipe up!
Feel free to add in whatever goodies you like or leave out what you dislike. I often have to skip the onions for my husband or we leave out the fresh dill because I don’t have it on hand. This ham salad always turns out tasty though!
We like to serve this on a croissant, but white or wheat bread is delicious too!
We also put this in lettuce wraps or low carb tortillas when we’re looking for a low carb lunch.
Roll this up in a tortilla and cut into pin wheels for a fun finger food the kids will enjoy.
Leftover ham can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Follow those guidelines with this ham salad, being sure to account for the time the leftover ham has already been in the fridge.
If your ham has been in the fridge for 2 days already, I wouldn’t keep the salad longer than 2 more days, for example.
More leftover ham recipes:
- Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup
- Keto Breakfast Casserole
- Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup
- White Bean and Ham Soup
- Hot Ham and Cheese Dip
Dill Pickle Ham Salad
- 1 pound cooked ham
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup chopped dill pickles
- 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
- Cracked pepper to taste
- 6 croissants
- Add the ham to a food processor and process until finely chopped. Alternately, chop the ham by hand, being sure to chop it into very small pieces.
- Add the ham to a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and stir together until combined.
- Spoon salad evenly between the croissants to make sandwiches.