Classic Diner Ham & Egg Salad
It’s the day after Easter. It was, by all standards, a great holiday. You celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ with your church family. Later, the little ones enjoyed the best Easter egg hunt ever and your family chowed down a nice ham dinner.
But now you have a mess of ham and a pile of colorful hard boiled eggs left in the fridge. What ever will you do with it all?
Well, have I got a Real Meal Deal recipe idea for you. Beyond the ordinary and just a bit unconventional….just like me *tehehe*. How does Classic Diner Ham & Egg Salad sound to you? Yes, it’s my twist on two classic favorites. It’s yummy on fresh bread, toast, hot biscuits or a warm croissant, in a pita pocket or a soft flour tortilla for a wrap. You can eat it alone, with crackers, stuffed in a tomato, on a bed of greens or with a green salad. Serve it hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch or supper. It’s pretty versatile that way. Plus, it’s EASY to make as well as economical.
I’ll give you the recipe for about 3 cups of finished salad but you can easily adapt to the amount you want to make. I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of this dish for you, but I haven’t made a batch of it yet this year.
CLASSIC DINER HAM & EGG SALAD
1 cup cooked ham (finely chopped)
1 cup grated hard boiled eggs
3/4 to 1 Cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (enough to wet, blend and hold the ingredients together well)
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)
1 tablespoon drained pimento (optional)
1/4 teaspoon celery salt or celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste.
Parsley (fresh chopped or dried – to taste and visual appeal)
(If you like onion in your salad, you can add to taste. Chopped green onions are nice and give a fresh spring flavor.)
Mix all ingredients together by hand until well incorporated. Refridgerate in an airtight bowl until ready to serve. If serving hot, just heat (covered) in the oven until heated through, stirring well afterwards.
That’s it. Easy peasy deliciousness. I hope you enjoy my twist on two classic American diner favorites.
- What To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs (forthemommas.com)
- Ten Fun Ideas for Using Leftover Boiled Eggs, Ham, or Asparagus from Easter (kalynskitchen.com)
Posted on April 1, 2013, in At Home Recipes, The Real Meal Deal and tagged Classic Diner Food, Easter eggs, easy recipe, Egg Salad, Ham Salad, leftovers, Real Meal Deal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.