Jalapeno Ham Salad Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Jalapeno Ham Salad Sandwiches - This isn't that old devilish canned ham salad! It is new, and improved, and guaranteed to make your taste buds sit up and say, "Holla"!

You know I have talked about how I lived out of boxes and cans for most of my life. My Mom did it, I did it, and my kids craved it. One of my daughters favorite sandwiches were ham salad sandwiches. But nothing as fancy as this homemade ham salad. Oh no, it was that lovely can wrapped in paper with the little devil guy on it. Well, the devil is very appropriate because have you looked at the sodium content in that stuff? Holy smokes! It is enough to give you high blood pressure just reading it.

Then I started trying to get us all to eat healthier. Believe you me, getting her to give up that little pitchforked gremlin was a hard fight. She didn't earn the name Miss Picky Pants for nothing, and when she found something she liked she stuck with it! But eventually I came up with a deviled ham salad she liked and El Diablo was tossed aside like yesterdays trash, which actually he was but.....oh nevermind. Anyway, the shocker was that I was actually able to do it. Why I haven't posted that recipe yet, I have no idea. I will rectify that soon I promise.

Once she moved out I knew that I could start adding some spice to things. She is a ZERO spice kinda girl, again Picky Pants, so adding hot sauce after the fact was what we all had to deal with. I hadn't tinkered with my ham salad recipe, before now. But when I found out that this week's Sunday Supper theme was "Summer Chillin'" I knew exactly what I wanted to get into my kitchen and work on!

We have been spending quite a bit of time at the beach this summer, so coming up with things to pack without them being boring like PB&J or plain old lunch meat sandwiches became a priority for me. I want to enjoy the whole experience, sun, water, and the food. This sandwich was just what the Dr (or blogger in this case) ordered!

You can completely control the amount of spice you put into this salad. But trust me, the recipe as it stands is perfect for even the touchiest eater. I mean, it is actually Miss Picky Pants approved!!

1 year ago - Garlicky Green Beans

Jalapeno Ham Salad

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 07/05/2014
Jalapeno Ham Salad


  • 1 pound baked ham, rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, whites and greens, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 4 onion buns
  • Lettuce, optional
  • Sliced tomato, optional


  1. Place ham and jalapeno in a food processor, and pulse until roughly chopped. Transfer to a large bowl, along with mayonnaise, mustard, parsley, scallions, and onion; stir until combined. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Add extra juice from the pickled jalapenos if spicier salad is desired.
  2. Chill before serving
  3. Place lettuce and sliced tomato on the bottom bun, scoop a generous amount of ham salad on top of it and top with the remaining bun.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: #SundaySupper, bay leaf, BBQ and Grilling, beef, cilantro, Gallo Family, garlic, parsley, red wine, rosemary, shallot

Now, let's chill with the rest of the Sunday Supper gang!!

Brisk Beverages

Blackberry and Peach Sparkling {Camping} Sangria from Simply Healthy Family
Mocha Madness Milkshake from Desserts Required
Savory Salted Cumin Mint Lassi With Greek Yogurt from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Skinny Watermelon Mojito from Peanut Butter & Peppers
Southern Sweet Tea from Gluten Free Crumbley
Strawberry Mango White Sangria from The Texan New Yorker
The Polar Cap Drink from Seduction in the Kitchen
Vanilla Root Beer Cream Soda from Feed Me, Seymour

Chilled Starters

Avocado Hummus Dip from Shockingly Delicious
Bak Kwa (Grilled Chili Pork Jerky) from Food Lust People Love
Cucumber-Watercress Soup – Gazpacho Style from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Gazpacho from Jelly Toast
Green Gazpacho from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Rabarbersuppe Med Vin (Danish Rhubarb Wine Soup from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mexican Flag Guacamole from What Smells So Good?
Polish Chilled Beet Soup (Chlodnik) from Curious Cuisiniere
Tuna Tartare from Kimchi Mom
White Gazpacho from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Snappy Salads and Sides

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Cantaloupe Risotto from Confessions of A Culinary Diva
Cold Peanut Noodles from girlichef
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Layered Salad with Green Goddess Dressing from Delaware Girl Eats
Pesto Pasta Salad from Supper for a Steal
Picnic Orzo Salad from A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
Spinach Salad with Curried Apple and Cashew Dressing from Peaceful Cooking
Tortellini Pesto Pasta Salad from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
Tuna and Potato Salad from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Quinoa Fruit Salad with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing from Simply Gourmet
Watermelon, Mango and Arugula Salad from Take a Bite Out of Boca

Refreshing Main Dishes

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad from Cookin’ Mimi
Jalapeno Ham Salad from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Shrimp Ceviche from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Surimi Salad from Pescetarian Journal
Zucchini Lasagna from Nosh My Way

Cool Confections

Berry Ice Cream Bomb from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
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Lemon Curd Parfait from Life Tastes Good
Lemon Thyme Ice Pops from Country Girl in the Village
Mocha Latte Ice Cream from The Foodie Army Wife
No Maker Required Berry Ice Cream from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
No-Bake Penuche Drop Cookies from Killer Bunnies, Inc.
No-Bake Raspberry and Japanese Yuzu Citrus Bars from NinjaBaking.com
No Churn Lemon Ice Cream {Dairy Free} from Healthy. Delicious.
Nutella and Pistachio Gelato from La Bella Vita Cucina
Olive Oil Gelato from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Pluot Ice Cream from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Raspberries and Cream Panna Cotta from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Salted Caramel Gelato from Manu’s Menu
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Redhead Baker
Trio of Fruity Ice Cream Toppings from Foxes Love Lemons
Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding from Pies and Plots
White Chocolate Fruit Dip from Hezzi D’s Book and Cooks

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    1. What a tasty salad! And it looks so good in that sandwich! I so wish it was summer down here, I would make it for lunch!

    2. Mmm.Your sandwich does look like it's packed with comfort and love for your darling Ms. Picky Pants =) Definitely a sandwich for "Summer Chillin' "

    3. Mmmm....love the kick of heat in your ham salad! A terrific dinner option on a hot day!

    4. Even though I don't eat ham, the flavors you used all sound delicious! I like a little bit of heat in the summertime

    5. I grew up on homemade ham salad sandwiches and must admit I've never had that little devil in a can. Love this version with jalapeƱos! Thanks for the idea.

    6. My Dad loves ham salad! I am going to have to make him this. He will love it!

    7. Jalapenos and ham...what a great combo!! Perfect for a sandwich too. I think I have some have in the freezer. I need to give this a try

    8. Great looking sandwich! Love it with the jalapenos! This is going on the menu for sure!!

    9. A spciy ham sandwich. Yum. I am sure it would be great with tuna, or chicken too.

    10. My kids live on ham all summer long. I will make this for them because they also love spicy food. THanks!

    11. I could just sink my teeth right into that sandwich, delish!!

    12. I have a Ms. Picky Pants myself and it is sure hard to find things to please her! I'm glad you finally found something that let you throw that nasty can away! This sandwich looks much better than anything from a can ever could! HUGS

    13. That's a great looking sandwich Bobby, and looks filling. Bookmarking.

    14. I love how stuffed full you made this sandwich! That's the right way to do it in my book! YUM!
      Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    15. This is, most definitely, not the devil canned ham salad! I love that you figured out what to make that satisfies Miss Picky Pants and the rest of the world!! ;-)

    16. Love this Ham Salad and so much better then the canned stuff!

    17. What a fun way to spice up your sandwich! I grew up with ham in a can, and kind of forgot about it until reading your post. This sounds great for a day at the beach!

    18. We grew up on this ham we made all kinds of recipes with this I can't wait to make this to see what the gang says about this great recipe! THANK U