The sun is shining, the grills have been dragged out, and I can hear the kids in the neighborhood playing. I’d say that’s a sure sign of spring. FINALLY. After a long…very LONG… winter, I’m happy to bring on spring, summer, and all of the fun activities they have to offer.
I love a good cook-out, BBQ, or beach party. Of course I always have food on my mind, and when I’m going to a party of any kind, I always offer to bring something with me. In my family, we always have a table of food that everyone contributes to, a smorgasboard of sorts. Otherwise known as a POTLUCK – what a fabulous theme! Some people like to bring their favorite meals, but I love finger foods. Individual bits of yumminess for everyone.
This ham salad is a great way to use up any leftover ham you may have. I love stuffing those cute little finger rolls, but I like put a big glop on top of my salads, too! How about a wrap? There are endless things to do with this salad for a quick meal or weekday supper, but it’s also a great dish to bring for Potluck.
I have a couple of secrets I’d like to share with you, so take a look at the recipe to learn:
- An easy method for making the perfect ham salad.
- A secret ingredient that brings on “that look” from people once you’ve told them the ingredients.
Happy early summer everyone!
- 1-1/2 cups diced ham
- 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon relish (THE SECRET IS OUT!)
- Place the chunks of ham into a food processor and pulse a few times. Transfer the ham to a medium bowl, then add the mayo, mustard and relish and stir together.
- Stuff into a sandwich or wrap, or serve it on top of a green salad.
- My secret to making this the perfect consistency is to use my food processor. I love my meat pulsed whether I’m making ham or chicken salad. If you like it chunky, feel free to just chop the ham by hand.
- If you don't like mayonnaise, or want to decrease the fat intake, replace it with an equal amount of Greek yogurt. Add more or less mustard, to taste; the mustard adds a kick, but pulls everything together once you add the relish.