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RECIPE: Ham Hock Salad

written by

Jean Hayes

posted on

July 4, 2021

This salad is one part of a ham hock trilogy. I used 4 ham hocks and made 3 different dishes; one green salad topped with ham hock meat, this mayonnaise-based salad, and a good old fashioned pot of ham hocks and beans.


  • 1 or 2 Ramstead smoked fully cooked ham hocks  (~2 c diced meat)
  • 4 slices of jalapenos, diced
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2-3 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ c chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onion 
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • ½ c chopped carrot
  • ½ c chopped celery
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the above ingredients and mix well.
  2. Serve as sandwich or as stand alone on lettuce leaves.

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