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Ham Salad Sandwiches

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Chopped ham sandwich

Chopped ham sandwich

Grandma's Afternoon Finger Sandwiches

For years I've been trying to duplicate my grandmother's recipe for this delicious sandwich that I remember eating as a child.

It is the perfect recipe for when you have leftover ham. I've not tried it with canned ham, but I'm sure it would be just as good.

My grandmother made these sandwiches for teatime. She used white bread without the crusts, and she cut each sandwich into four pieces.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

6 servings


  • 1 cup ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet green relish
  • 1 tablespoon dijon or yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • butter
  • bread of choice


  1. Start by chopping the ham and red onion into small pieces.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the chopped ham, chopped red onion, relish, mustard, mayonnaise, and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Cover and chill until you're ready to use.
  4. Butter the bread and then spread the ham mixture onto the bread.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Please Rate Accordingly


Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2019:

Paula, Hey there girlfriend, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. I too love sandwiches and food period :) My gravy has improved immensely by the way:) Wishing you all the best in 2020! Happy New Year! xxx

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2019:

FlourishAnyway, Before making these ham salad sandwiches I'd only ever had my grandmothers before. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

Suzie from Carson City on December 29, 2019:

Hi there Susan! I do love ham salad sandwiches.....actually, I love sandwiches of all kinds........OK, I confess, I love FOOD! But this sounds super yummy! And anyway, my sweet friend, I came by to wish you and yours a Very "Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!!" May all things wonderful be present in your lives! Cheers, Paula

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 29, 2019:

This is a good way for people to use up leftovers from Christmas or if they had a ham that was a little overcooked they cook hide it in a ham salad. I’ve never seen a recipe for ham salad. I bet my mom would appreciate this.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 29, 2019:

Rebecca, thanks and Happy New Year!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 27, 2019:

Thanks, Chitrangada. I do agree :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 27, 2019:

Wow, thanks for reminding me. We seem to focus more on chicken salad, and forget about the ham salad. Perfect timing for leftover Christmas ham, too. Thanks, Susan!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 27, 2019:

This sounds delicious and easy to make. Though, it’s difficult to match the taste of grandmothers.

Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions. Would love to try it.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 27, 2019:

Bill, Not weird at all :) Happy New Year to you too!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 27, 2019:

Perfect! The only way I like ham sandwiches is with chopped ham. Weird, I know, but that's the way I rock n roll. Happy New Year, dear friend.

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