Cold sandwiches are lunch staples in our household during the Summer months. It’s easy to make, so there is no need to sweat in the kitchen. Ham salad reminds me of the sandwiches my mom prepares for us for recess. In the Philippines, school recess means a break and a time to have a mid-morning snack for grade school children and high school teens.

I have some hickory smoked ham slices that I got from Sam’s club. I just diced it and added 1 rib of celery, 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, 1 Tbsp. relish, 1 boiled egg, just enough mayonnaise to moisten everything, and 1 tsp. dijon mustard and salt and pepper to taste.


Generously spread on some wheat or multi-grain bread slices. Serve with some chips or dill pickles on the side.


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