Make the Most of Your Leftover Ham: Easy Lunches for Days

Ham Salad: A Classic Way to Use Leftovers

Give your leftover ham a new life with this quick and easy Ham Salad recipe. With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of prep, you’ll have a creamy, flavorful salad that’s perfect for sandwiches, crackers, or even as a dip.


  • 8 ounces diced ham (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise

  • 2 celery stalks, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 5 dill pickle chips, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse in 5-second bursts, scraping down the sides as needed, until the texture is chunky but spreadable.
  3. Serve with crackers or use as a sandwich filling.

Storage Tips:

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Do not freeze, as the celery texture will suffer and mayonnaise may separate.

Serving Options:

  • Sandwiches: Use bread, croissants, or pitas.
  • Lunchables: Fill a bento box with salad, crackers, and other treats.
  • Lettuce Leaves:
    A low-carb option similar to lettuce wraps.
  • Cucumber Slices: Another low-carb serving idea.
  • As a Salad: Scoop ham salad onto Bibb lettuce for a retro twist.
  • With Crackers: Serve with ranch crackers for an extra kick.
  • Inside a Tortilla:
    Roll into tortillas and slice into pinwheels.

Tips and Tricks:

  • No food processor? Toss ingredients with yogurt or mince finely with a chef’s knife.

  • Pulse, don’t puree, to achieve a chopped texture.
  • Customize with Dijon mustard, red onions, macaroni, or hard-boiled eggs.


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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