I am almost embarrassed to post this ham salad that my mother always made. It's ridiculously simple; it's also ridiculously good! At least that's how I feel. If you've been following Passions to Pastry for awhile and you like what I've been making, you will probably also like this.
I remember my mother serving this ham salad in sandwiches, usually in the summer. But the way I really like to eat this ham salad is on crackers. I'm a sucker for the combination of salty ham and the dillness of the added pickle relish. A bowl of ham salad, a basket of crackers, assorted cheeses, a bunch of grapes, and a bottle of wine make a nice little appetizer for anyone who happens to stop by!
• Ridiculously Simple Ham Salad •
the way my mother made it
Ingredients are listed below. The proportions are approximate. Mix it up the way you like it.
• about 3 to 4 cups cubed ham (I will buy a small, fully-cooked, smoked ham)
• about 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
Pulse the cubed ham in the bowl of a food processor until a coarse mince. Remove the ham and place in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the pickle relish and mayonnaise to moisten. Adjust amounts to your liking.
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