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Southern style Ham Salad recipe, as seen on Taste of

Ham Salad Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American


Easy to follow, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making this old fashioned, Southern style Ham Salad. Great for sandwiches, on crackers, or chop it really fine and use as a dip with crackers and vegetables.



  • 2 cups Ham, chopped as desired
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg, chopped
  • ½ cup Celery, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar, optional, depending on your relish.


  1. Chop the ham as finely as desired.
  2. Place boiled egg in a medium sized bowl and mash with a fork.
  3. Add the chopped ham.
  4. Add chopped celery.
  5. Add mayonnaise.
  6. Add pickle relish.
  7. Add yellow mustard.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Add black pepper.
  10. Use a wooden spoon and mix together well.
  11. Add more mayo or pickle juice for a creamier ham salad.
  12. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  13. Refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.
  14. Enjoy!


The pickles I use are homemade and very sweet. Store bought pickles and/or relish will probably not be as sweet. That’s why I added the option of adding a little extra sugar to the recipe if you’d like. Experiment a bit and make the recipe your own.

Keywords: southern ham salad recipe, made from scratch, ham salad, pork, easy