After making your own ham salad you'll never buy it prepared again. I first tried adding cheese to ham salad when I had to stretch a small amount of ham to make sandwiches for my children's lunches. It worked and they loved it!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the ham and celery; pulse until finely chopped. Add cheese and pulse until mixed.

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  • Place mixture in a bowl and add the mayonnaise and mustard. Mix well; serve on sandwich or pita bread.

Nutrition Facts

283.7 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 56.1mg 19% DV; sodium 892.2mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2005
This is great as a salad or a sandwich filling. If I'm using it as a salad I don't put the ham mixture in the food processor - I simply chop the ingredients the old fashioned way. I like it a little chunkier. I also add about 1/4 c. diced onion and a dash of freshly ground pepper. I love this wrapped in lettuce leaves. Thanks Barrett! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2011
My family was not very impressed with this recipe. After the first dinner I added some salad dressing (Miracle Whip) and sweet pickle relish and my DS and DH found the salad more palatable. Read More
(13)
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2005
This is great as a salad or a sandwich filling. If I'm using it as a salad I don't put the ham mixture in the food processor - I simply chop the ingredients the old fashioned way. I like it a little chunkier. I also add about 1/4 c. diced onion and a dash of freshly ground pepper. I love this wrapped in lettuce leaves. Thanks Barrett! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
I would never have thought of adding cheese but I found this recipe when I was looking for a ham salad recipe. This is great. I used almost half and half ham to cheese. Terrific idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
Easy to make and my kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
I love adding celery to sandwich fillings for both the taste and the crunch but my husband HATES how celery strings get in his teeth and avoids it at all costs unless cooked to death. I would have never thought of putting it in the processor with the ham! It's the perfect solution! I'd never made ham salad before but we really like this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2011
My family was not very impressed with this recipe. After the first dinner I added some salad dressing (Miracle Whip) and sweet pickle relish and my DS and DH found the salad more palatable. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
Yummy! And SOOO easy to make!! I was done in about 5 minutes and now I have tons left over for lunches throughout the week! UPDATE: I've recently started adding 1/4 c chopped onions and a few chopped baby carrots to the mix...great way to get in those veggies! I've also been using fat free cheddar and mayo with great results...i've been leaving out the mustard because I rarely have it in the house (not a fan) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2004
I used this to make finger sandwiches for a club meeting and everyone seemed to enjoy them. I really liked the combination of flavors. I left out the celery because I didn't have any on hand. This was my first attempt at making homemade ham salad and I'll definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2002
This did not taste at all like ham salad I ate as as child or bought in the store. My children did not like it and neither did I. It was easy to make. It was just not creamy enough for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
Loved it loved it loved it! Read More
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