Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #19 - Ham & Pecan Salad

One thing I am learning during this year of trying new tea sandwiches is that I greatly prefer recipes that are sandwich spreads. Why? 1) They can be prepared ahead of time. 2) They can be used to make a lot of tea sandwiches at one time (important for church teas and others where you need to feed a crowd). And, perhaps most important to me this year, 3) the leftovers can be used to make full-sized sandwiches which I can take to work for lunch! I made a batch of this Ham & Pecan Salad and I will be quite happy to have it for lunch next week!

If you enjoy pecans as much as I do, you should really enjoy this recipe.

Ham & Pecan Salad

8 ounces thin sliced ham, cut into small strips
1/3 to 1/2 cup pecans, plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Few drops of Tabasco (I used about 4 or 5)
3 heaping tablespoons Duke's Sandwich Relish (can substitute mayonnaise if you don't like the pickles)

Place all ingredients in bowl of food processor and pulse until well combined. Yields about 1-1/2 cups sandwich spread. I used mine with small scalloped circles of white bread and garnished with a pecan slice, because I like to see a hint of what's in the sandwich!


  1. That sounds delicious. I love both ham and pecans. Must try this one.

  2. I'll have to try adding pecans to my ham salad - sounds good. Yes, the spreads like salmon, egg, ham and tuna salad are my favorites too. Convenient and tastier than many other sandwich fillings.

  3. I've made a lot of ham salad, but never with pecans. I'll give it a try!

    Sandwich spreads are my favorite, too!

  4. An interesting twist on ham salad. I'll have to try this soon.

  5. I love it with the pecans - my favorite nut! I love this Saturday sandwich thing, you always are so interesting!

  6. These sandwiches look great! And with a touch of pecans, yum. I picked up the Food Network magazine & love it - thanks for the review, Joanie


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