Ham Salad Sandwich

Four Sandwiches on a Plate
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings

Make these ham salad sandwiches for an easy family lunch or picnic, or quarter the sandwiches to serve as luncheon or party sandwiches.

This ham salad is versatile and can be made with a chopped hard-cooked egg, some sweet pickle relish, or finely chopped dill pickle. 

Line the sliced bread with lettuce leaves and top the filling with thinly sliced tomatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups cooked ham (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (finely diced)
  • 1 teaspoon onion (grated)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1 scant teaspoon prepared mustard*
  • Optional: dash black pepper
  • 12 slices bread
  • Optional: 1/3 cup butter (or extra mayonnaise, for bread)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped ham, diced celery, onion, mayonnaise, and mustard. Add more mayonnaise, if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. Lightly butter the bread slices or spread with extra mayonnaise, if desired.
  3. Spread 6 slices of bread with even portions of ham salad mixture.
  4. Top with the remaining 6 slices of bread. Slice diagonally and serve the sandwiches with chips, French fries, salad, or a cup of soup.

    * Use yellow mustard, Dijon, whole grain, or Creole mustard, or use your favorite gourmet mustard blend.

    Expert Tips

    • For 24 small luncheon or party sandwiches, cut each sandwich diagonally into quarters. Or use small party rolls.
    • Toast or grill the bread before assembling the sandwiches.


    • Add chopped hard-boiled egg to the ham mixture.
    • Line the bread with lettuce leaves and thinly sliced tomatoes or avocado.
    • Add chopped sweet or dill pickle to the ham mixture along with the mayonnaise and mustard.

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