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!
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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