Deviled Ham Spread
If you end up with some leftover ham, make this tasty Deviled Ham Spread that’s perfect stuffed into low-carb pita bread or celery!
How do you feel about ham? Around here, it’s something I don’t buy that often, but around Easter I was walking through Costco and saw a display of hams. Suddenly I thought about a post I saw at Sweetnicks where she made Deviled Ham Salad Sandwiches, using a recipe from Gourmet Magazine. Well you know what happened next. One of those hams jumped into my basket and came home with me.
I did love the recipe just like I thought I would, although I adapted the recipe just a little by adding horseradish and some Green Tabasco Sauce. I ate it stuffed into My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread and bit it would also be amazing stuffed into celery for an option that’s even lower in carbs! I’m thinking there are any number of other good ways to eat this, so if you like the sound of it have fun experimenting when you get some leftover ham.
How to Make Deviled Ham Spread:
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- I wanted a fine mixture so I pulsed the ham just a few times in the food processor for smallish chunks of ham. (This was after I trimmed the ham and cut it into chunks; just chop it more finely with a knife if you prefer.)
- I added mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and a bit of green Tabasco sauce and buzzed a few more times in the food processor to blend.
- The finished Deviled Ham Spread won’t win any beauty contests, but I can tell you, it tasted just great. I stored it in the fridge in a snap-tight container and it kept for about a week.
- I used about 1/4 cup of the ham salad stuffed into a whole piece of low-carb pita, and enjoyed it with some shredded romaine lettuce with a Ranch Dressing served on the side.
More Ideas for Leftover Ham:
Check out my collection of Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Leftover Ham for more tasty ideas with ham.
- 8 oz. coarsely chopped ham
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1 T Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. horseradish
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. Green Tabasco (or other hot sauce of your choice)
- Trim ham well if there is visible fat or rind, then cut coarsely into chunks.
- Put ham chunks in food processor and buzz a few times, until ham is in small, uniform size pieces. (Be careful not to buzz too much; you want it to stay slightly chunky.)
- Add mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Green Tabasco and pulse a few more times, until mixture is well blended. (You can also remove it from the food processor and mix it in a bowl if you want to be sure the ham doesn’t get over-processed.)
- Serve ham spread as a filling for Low-Carb Pita Bread, stuffed into celery, on a sandwich, or with whole grain crackers.
- This will keep in the fridge for a week or more, but you probably won’t have any left after that long.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 614mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions::
This ham spread stuffed into celery or eaten in My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread would be a nice treat for a low-carb diet. Ham has to be low in fat to be appropriate for the original South Beach Diet. If you want to be sure it’s South Beach Diet friendly, get low-fat ham in the deli.
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