Amish Ham Salad

Kim Biegacki


When it comes to ham salad this is top of the list for me....I love this version and ever since I tried some at a local Amish store I had to learn how to make it. It is a simple recipe and can be seasoned up if you want. I have altered a recipe I found in an Amish newspaper and my main addition is the horsey sauce, which I love.

My 16 yr old nephew Rhyan just loved his ham salad sammie today. I hope you enjoy it too.

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min


1 lb
chopped ham, strips or small cubes
3/4 lb
baby swiss, finely shredded (i like horseradish cheese too)
1 1/2 - 2 c
sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp
dill weed
2 - 3 tsp
caraway seeds
2 - 4 Tbsp
horseradish sauce (depending on taste)
1/3 - 1/2 c
mayonnaise dressing
salt & pepper to taste


1Shredding the baby swiss cheese, chop the ham and rinse/drain the sauerkraut really well. I usually squeeze the kraut with my hands to get the most liquid out as possible.
2Add all your ingredients in a bowl and stir together till well combined.
3This is the horsey sauce that I use. It most certainly has a bite to it.
4Salad is ready
5Sammie with Amish Ham Salad
6I used my Grammie's Homemade Mayonnaise recipe for this and it paired well with the ham and swiss.
Grammie's Homemade Mayo

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy