Not only is this deviled ham salad recipe a great way to use up that leftover ham you have in the fridge, but it’s a tangy, spicy and delicious dish in its own right.
You can enjoy it over a bed of salad leaves for lunch or make a batch of it for a buffet or potluck.
The ham is clearly the star of the dish, and then you have mayonnaise for creaminess, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, apple cider, and vinegar for packing a real flavor punch.
You can choose the texture you want by mincing the ham in a food processor or chopping it by hand, or you can add extra hot sauce if spiciness is your thing. Make the texture less chunky and you will find this deviled ham salad is great for scooping up with chips or crackers.
You could even have it on bread or lettuce leaves instead, and baby Romaine lettuce leaves seem to pair especially well with it.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe
This deviled ham salad is a great way to use up leftover ham, although it’s equally good with deli ham or even chicken if that’s your preference. This is a make-ahead dish you can simply keep refrigerated until serving.
How to Serve It:
Chop the ham chunky if you want to enjoy this as a salad or mince it more finely if you want to have it with chips, crackers or vegetable crudites.
- Diced ham
- Dijon mustard
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
How to make Deviled Ham Salad:
Step 1. Pulse the ham with a food processor or chop it by hand, depending how chunky you want the texture.
Step 2. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3. Add the chopped ham, stir and adjust the seasonings if needed.
Step 4. Keep chilled until serving.
This is a versatile dish which is great served as part of a buffet, a snack or a dip. Try it as a baked potato topping or make lettuce wraps with it.
Deviled Ham Salad
- 4 cups diced ham
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Pulse the ham with a food processor or chop it by hand, depending how chunky you want the texture.
- Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the chopped ham, stir and adjust the seasonings if needed.
- Keep chilled until serving.
Can You Make It Ahead?
You can prepare this salad a day in advance if you want.
Keep leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container and use within a few days.
Variations and Substitutions:
Minced celery could be added to this deviled ham recipe, or you could try some olives or even pineapple for a different flavor. Some people like to add a little white sugar to balance out the spicy, piquant taste, but that’s optional.