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Singisalat (Ham Salad)

Ham salad is an easy way to add new interest to leftovers. The salty, tart, spicy flavors of the relish, combined with Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, highlight the sweet-savory taste of baked or roasted ham. Ham salad is delicious on its own or as a sandwich ingredient. Use rye bread for the most authentically Estonian taste. Recipe Servings: Serves 12
Prep Time
5 minutes
+ 30 minutes resting
Cook Time
Total Time
35 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Prepare the ham by blotting it with paper towels to remove as much moisture from the meat as possible. Cut the ham into narrow 1-inch long (2.5 cm) strips.
  2. After draining most of the fluid from the relish, add it to the ham in a large bowl and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and sugar; mix well. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the ham and relish and mix well. Serve chilled.


Experiment with different varieties of relish, like fruit relishes, to produce variations in the flavor of this preparation.