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

How to Make Amish Ham Salad


  1. Shredding 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.
  2. Add all your ingredients in a bowl and stir together till well combined.
  3. This is the horsey sauce that I use. It most certainly has a bite to it.
  4. Salad is ready
  5. Sammie with Amish Ham Salad
  6. I used my Grammie's Homemade Mayonnaise recipe for this and it paired well with the ham and swiss.
    Grammie's Homemade Mayo

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About Amish Ham Salad

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

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