Southern Ham Salad

July 6, 2018

Southern Ham Salad and  White Bread go together like two peas and a pod. A delicious homemade Southern Ham salad made with sweet honey ham, celery, red onions, hardboiled boiled eggs, and pickles on a thick-sliced, fresh from the oven-tasting white bread we all have come to love in our house.

Summer is in the air here in Florida, and I have been busy planning out the flower gardens on my days off, so as of right now, I am back to making delicious Southern-Style sandwiches to fill our empty bellies at lunch. I have to admit that I’m a little picky about white bread, so sandwich bread is super crucial to the Mister and me.


Southern Ham SaladI am always looking at the product information provided by the brands we invest in at the market. Some of the essential things that enticed me when I checked out a few brands of Hearty White Bread was the softer texture, fresh from the oven taste, and it’s Thick-sliced, has no added colors, no colors or flavors from artificial sources, and no high fructose corn syrup. I felt pretty good about my bread when I placed it in the cart after reading that.

I love to use a good Farmhouse Hearty White Bread with a lovely soft texture and has fresh from the oven taste when I make lunches for me and my honey on busy afternoons. I also like it when the Mister doesn’t complain about the bread, so using the Hearty White Bread today was a win-win situation in my book.




Southern Ham SaladYou are going to love this Iconic Southern lunch favorite I am making today, Ham Salad, at it’s best. Our family has been making Ham Salad for generations. It’s so deliciously easy to make it’s ridiculous. Combine ground sweet ham, diced celery, hardboiled eggs, red onions, and pickles. How simple is that, Y’all?




Southern Ham SaladLook how amazing this Hearty White Bread looks, and that delicious Ham Salad tastes are going to taste so darn good on it. Can you taste it, Y’all? Oh, my gosh, I am about to do the happy dance of these sandwiches. I kid you, not friends. Please don’t judge me. I can’t help it; I am starving, and this bread looks to die for right now.




Southern Ham SaladI hope. You all enjoy the Ham Salad recipe on Hearty White Bread as much as we do. The method is fabulous on Farmhouse Hearty White Bread. Trust me, and you are going to enjoy this simple to make Ham Salad recipe as much as we do.




Southern Ham Salad



Ingredients needed to make Southern Ham Salad

  • Two pounds honey ham, ground
  • Three hard-boiled eggs diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 1/4 of a cup diced gherkins pickles
  • One cup of real mayonnaise
  • One teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • One loaf of Hearty White Bread
  • One head of Romaine lettuce




Southern Ham Salad

Southern Ham Salad

Heidy McCallum
Southern Ham Salad and  White Bread go together like two peas and a pod. A delicious homemade Southern Ham salad made with sweet honey ham, celery, red onions, hardboiled boiled eggs, and pickles on a thick sliced, fresh white bread
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 People
Calories 589 kcal


  • 2 pounds Deli Honey Ham ground
  • 3 Hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • ½ cup Diced celery
  • ½ cup Diced red onions
  • ¼ cup Diced gherkins pickles
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to own taste
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, leaves Washed
  • 1 loaf Sliced White Bread


  • Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, and season with freshly ground black pepper.
  • Spread Ham salad on Hearty White Bread, add the romaine lettuce. Serve Immediately


Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.


Serving: 01Calories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 32gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 2137mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 6996IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 266mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Celery, eggs, Ham, Ham Salad, Red Onions
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  • Reply
    Amanda Mason
    May 1, 2022 at 10:12 am

    This was super good! I added a little bit of dill relish because I love dill and it was great! It was nice to switch things up from my normal turkey and cheese sandwich!!

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    April 29, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Thanks so much for this delicious ham salad recipe. I am always looking for new ways to reinvent meals from dinner or lunch. I will be making this one again.

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    April 27, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Firstimmer for southern ham salad before making your recipe! It was delicious… extra pickles for me 🙂

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    April 27, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    This is such a good ham salad! I made a big batch to enjoy for lunch all week, and I’ve been loving every bite. It’s absolutely delicious.

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    April 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    This delicious salad with all the combination is super yum. Love to enjoy it as a Sandwich spread. Presentation tempting.

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    April 26, 2022 at 11:43 am

    My husband loves to take these ham salad sandwiches in his lunch box. It’s a new favorite for us!

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    April 26, 2022 at 11:10 am

    This was an excellent use for leftover ham! I always have so much leftover when I make it, so it’s nice to have another option to use it up! Glad I made it! Delicious

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    Enri Lemoine
    April 26, 2022 at 10:45 am

    I had some leftover ham in the freezer from Easter. This ham salad was a fabulous way to use it. This ham salad was so yummy! Saving the recipe!

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