Ham Salad with Biscuits

by Cate on August 21, 2007

This is definitely one of my favorite, light, go-to summer recipes, and I make it many times during the warm weather, and even long after. The olives give it a great bite, and the mustard a nice tang. It’s generally a crowd pleaser, though Nicholas won’t go near it. The recipe is very simple to make and just requires a bunch of chopping and mixing. I serve it inside Pillsbury Grands’ biscuits and it makes for a light, satisfying, cool meal, courtesy of Rachael Ray.

A year ago today… C is for cookie.
Two years ago today… another great salad recipe, and a silly dog.

Miss Leslie’s Ham Salad
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

2 tubes, 6 pieces each, large bake-off biscuits (recommended: Pillsbury brand, from dairy aisle of market)
1 pound cooked ham from the deli, 1/4-inch thick slices, diced
3 ribs celery, from the heart, finely chopped
1/2 cup salad olives with pimento, drained, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
4 scallions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley – a couple of handfuls of leaves
1/3 cup mayonnaise, just enough to bind salad
3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
3 tablespoons dill pickle relish
Salt and black pepper

Prepare bake-off biscuits to package directions, 8 to 10 minutes in the oven. Cool biscuits on wire rack.
Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and adjust seasonings, to taste.

Split cool biscuits and fill with Leslie’s DEEELICIOUS ham salad.

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Kelly Mahoney August 21, 2007 at 1:13 am

I’ve had tuna and chicken salad, but not ham. Looks great.


Alisha August 21, 2007 at 5:01 am

I agree with Kelly .. I’ve never had ham salad either but it looks like a good one to try.


The Cookbook Junkie August 21, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Hmm, I’ve never thought of making ham salad like that, all chunky. I love traditional ham salad, with the ham all ground up.

My Nicholas would love this but he would probably just pick out the chunks of ham.


Culinarily Obsessed August 21, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Darn, I saw biscuits and was hoping for a biscuit recipe! I’m on a mission to make great homemade biscuits. I hope it’s easier than it sounds..haha


Cate August 22, 2007 at 12:57 am

Kelly and Alisha – so, so good.

The Cookbook Junkie – one of our not-to-local grocery stores has a ground ham salad that they make that is good too. Haven’t seen it around here though.

Jaay – I should have such time. ;)


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