Ham Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I first made this ham salad recipe for a shower, and everyone raved about it. Now when I go to a potluck, I take it—along with copies of the recipe. —Patricia Reed, Pine Bluff, Arkansas


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 5 cups diced fully cooked ham or turkey
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans and almonds, toasted
  • Slider buns, split, optional


  1. Mix first 8 ingredients. Stir in ham. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  2. Stir in pecans before serving. If desired, serve on buns.

Ham Salad Tips

What kind of ham should I use in this ham salad recipe?

This ham salad recipe is perfect for the day after you make a dish like honey-glazed ham—a ham recipe with relatively neutral ingredients that mix well with spicy brown mustard and Worcestershire sauce. If you want to play it safe, cut away the edges (and with it, most of the glaze) of your leftover ham to avoid any potential less-than-desirable flavor combinations.

Can I mince the ham instead of dicing it for this ham salad recipe?

Yes! If you prefer to serve this ham salad recipe as a spread instead of a salad you can scoop into sandwiches, feel free to mince the ham instead of dicing it. You could even put the ham into a food processor to make the job easier!

How else can I serve Ham Salad?

If you choose to mince the ham, try serving the recipe as a spread with buttery crackers. Otherwise, sandwich it between two halves of a croissant, roll, biscuit or even just two thick slices of bread. If you liked this ham salad recipe, make sure you check out more leftover ham recipes!

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup ham salad: 254 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1023mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.