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Monday, April 17, 2017

Deviled Ham and Egg Salad #EasterLeftovers

The perfect way to remake your Easter leftovers, this settles whether to make egg or ham salad. Do both at once! 


    Whew! We survived the weekend.  I don't know about you, but ours was packed to the gills with fun and food.  I am still feeling fun, tired and the fridge is fuller than full.  Somehow the leftovers seem to take more room than the groceries they were made from!  So it is time to get to work on eating them up.  While just heating up a plate of leftovers is always a great option, one of my favorite things to do is rework them into something new.  I couldn't decide what to make first, a ham salad or egg salad.  So I decided to make both!


    The textures and flavors of the two work so well together and they definitely scream Easter leftovers to me!  So when a small group of my blogging friends decided to share Easter leftover ideas, I just knew this would be a great one to share.  The dressing is based on our favorite deviled egg flavors.  Of course we have plenty of hard boiled eggs left.  Little man was really excited about dying them, so we did three dozen!  We used a dozen of them in my Deviled Egg Potato Salad and another dozen in this. So we are working our way through them quickly!  The ham gives that extra savory flavor and really adds something to the finished product.  I think you'll agree that it is a great combination.


    I love having egg or ham salad on crackers, but this definitely makes a great sandwich as well.  Pile it on some toast for a quick lunch.  What are your favorite ways to rework your Easter leftovers?  Be sure to check out some of the ideas my friends are sharing as well!



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Deviled Ham and Egg Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3 T sweet relish
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 3 cups ham, chopped
Instructions
1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, sweet relish, mustard and seasoning.2. Chop eggs and ham into small pieces. 3. Stir into dressing and refrigerate until ready to use.4. Serve with bread, toast or crackers.
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    Now that we've made lunch, let's dive into these other leftover ideas!



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      21 comments:

      1. Now this makes me smile cause we LOVE our deviled eggs. So much so, I took a picture of my mom's yesterday, lol! What a perfect idea for a yummy egg salad! Happy Monday, hope it treats you right.

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        1. We love them too. The only problem is I can peel a million pretty eggs until you tell me they're for deviled eggs. Then they become impossible 😉 I'm better at salads and dips!

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      2. My guys are so picky about leftovers! These are such creative ideas :)

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        1. Luckily my family are good leftover eaters, but I still love to rework them. Aren't there some great ideas here?

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      3. Could there be a more perfect Easter Monday dish? Pretty sure there couldn't be :). My weekend was full of alllllll kinds of food, too. I'm shocked I can even think about food at this point, but this looks great!

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        1. I'm pretty much in a constant state of thinking about food, so I hear you. Even when I'm stuffed... I certainly will never be one of those people who forgets to eat!

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      4. I never thought to add Ham to my egg salad....genius!

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        1. Thank you, we really liked it together.

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      5. Our household is split on this.. I don't like eggs. my hubby does.. so I'll make this for him for his work lunch tomorrow and keep regular ham salad for mine!lol! Thanks for the great idea! Easter Leftover Makeover Recipe Party

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        1. Ha! That sounds like a great plan!

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      6. I love turning leftovers into another meal. It's practically the only way to get the hubby to eat leftovers, ha ha. I've never added ham to my egg salad, but it sure sounds like it would be delicious! :-)

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        1. It was a first for us too, but definitely not a last!

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      7. I'd love this on toast for lunch. Very retro!

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        1. 😊 I just had some on toast for my lunch. Thanks, Sue!

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      8. I've never thought of doing this before! Sounds like a perfect use for my leftover ham and eggs! Thanks for sharing as part of the Easter Leftover Makeover Blog Party!

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        1. It was a first for us as well, but it definitely won't be a last. We really enjoyed it!

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      9. This sounds wonderful...two of my favorites combined!

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      10. Your deviled Ham and Egg Salad will be delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
        Come Back Soon!
        Miz Helen

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      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!