An easy ham salad recipe combines 1/4 cup of regular or reduced-fat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of mango chutney. Add 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 4 ounces of thin-sliced, chopped ham. Season it with salt and pepper.
Another easy ham salad recipe combines 1/2 cup of cream cheese with 1/4 cup of mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Stir until blended. Finely chop the contents of a 9-ounce package of ham, and stir in the ham. Add 1/4 cup of sweet pickle relish and 2 tablespoons of chopped red peppers. Season the ham salad with black pepper to taste.
There are several ways to serve ham salad. Spoon it onto a lettuce leaf for a wrap or onto bread for a sandwich filling. For an appetizer, spoon ham salad onto cucumber slices or crackers.
A variation on plain ham salad is macaroni and ham salad. Shred and toss the inside leaves of a head of lettuce with 1 cup of diced celery and 2 cups of cooked macaroni. Add a small chopped onion and 1/3 cup of chopped sweet pickles. Slice two medium-sized tomatoes into wedges, and add them to the salad. Lastly, add 1 cup of diced ham. Stir in 1/2 to 1 cup of mayonnaise to taste, and season the salad with salt and pepper. Line a salad bowl with the outer leaves of the lettuce head, and spoon the salad into bowl. Chill the salad.