Deviled Vegan Ham Salad

This vegan deviled ham spread is made entirely with plant-based ingredients. You’ll love this smoky vegan ham salad on sandwiches, salads, and more.

Looking for more vegan sandwich spreads? Be sure to try this Eggless Egg Salad or this Vegan Tuna Salad recipe!

A piece of bread is topped with vegan deviled ham spread. Two other sandwiches sit behind it, along with a bowl of more spread.

Did you grow up eating Deviled Ham? You know, the stuff in the little cans? Well, I thought my devilish days were over, but today I’ve got a little surprise for you: Vegan Deviled Ham spread.

I remember eating the little cans of deviled ham as a young adult and thinking it was pretty good stuff. I’m just being honest here. I wasn’t a big fan of ham. It was at our family dinner each Easter, but it wasn’t my jam. But for some reason pureed and served in a can with a red devil holding a pitchfork on the front, I liked it.

Maybe this is proof there’s a little bit of the devilishness in us all! 🙂

This vegan ham salad is even better because it’s made with all plants. Besides, it’s pretty easy to make with only a few ingredients!

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • Spicy roasted chickpeas add both texture and flavor to this spread
  • Adding sun-dried tomatoes creates an umami flavor and a deep red color, making this undeniably delicious
  • Using liquid smoke delivers that smoky flavor that makes this plant-based spread so irresistible.

Recipe Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes — You can use sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil. However, some packages of sun-dried tomatoes are hard and dry. If that’s the kind you have, you’ll need to soften them up in some hot water for about 10 minutes
  • Vegan mayo — You can use Just Mayo, Vegan Hellman’s, or whatever your favorite eggless mayo is
  • Green onion — You can sub chopped yellow onion here, but I find green onion adds the best flavor and texture
  • Mustard — I used yellow mustard but brown mustard works too
  • Garlic powder — Add a sweet garlic flavor by using Garlic Confit
  • Liquid smoke — This is where you’ll get that smoky flavor
  • Red chili pepper — You’ll remove the seeds, but still, these peppers do add a little heat. You can sub red bell pepper if you don’t like spicy foods
  • Optional Spice — For even more kick, add a little sriracha sauce!
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How to Make Vegan Ham Salad

  1. Blend roasted chickpeas and sundried tomatoes in a food processor until broken down into small bits.
  2. Add the vegan mayo, chopped green onion, mustard, garlic powder, and liquid smoke. Pulse until combined.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled.

Making the roasted chickpeas is the hardest step in this whole recipe. And guess what? You can make it even faster by using my Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe.

Looking down on a food processor full of sun-dried tomatoes and roasted chickpeas. Green onions and mini red bell peppers sit next to it.

Vegan Ham Paté

A paté is made by grinding ingredients in a blender or food processor. That’s what we’ll be doing here by combining the ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until you achieve a desired consistency.

I prefer leaving a little texture.

Serving Suggestions

  • Sandwiches — Serve this vegan deviled ham spread on sandwiches, by smearing a thick layer over a slice of toasted bread. Add your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and onions. Then either serve it open-face or add another slice of toasted bread on top.
  • Salads — Serve dollops of the spread over a bed of greens with some vegan ranch dressing.
  • Appetizer — Toast baguette slices and spread vegan ham salad over the top. Place those on a platter and watch your guests go to town!

Storage Tips

Store the spread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

More Vegan Sandwiches

If you love Vegan Sandwiches, you’ve come to the right place! Here are more favorite plant-based sandwiches to enjoy:

We hope you love this recipe for vegan ham salad as much as we do!

Several sandwiches made with vegan deviled ham spread sit beside a bowl with more of the spread.
A piece of bread is topped with vegan deviled ham spread. Two other sandwiches sit behind it, along with a bowl of more spread.

Deviled Vegan Ham Salad

This vegan ham salad spread is smoky, rich, and delicious! It makes a perfect substation for that stuff you used to buy in those little, tiny cans, because this recipe is entirely plant-based!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 74kcal


  • 1 cup Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (see note)
  • ¼ cup Sun-dried Tomatoes*
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 red chili pepper stemmed and seeds removed, chopped.**
  • Optional Spice: 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce


  • Combine the roasted chickpeas and sundried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse until this mixture is broken down into small bits.
  • Add the vegan mayo, chopped green onion, mustard, garlic powder, and liquid smoke. Pulse until combined.
  • You can serve this immediately on a bun or even open-faced sandwich. I’ve also had this spread with a corn tortilla to keep it gluten free.

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You can make roasted chickpeas in the oven or air fryer chickpeas
* Sun-dried tomatoes come in many varieties. You can use sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, just chop them up a little before adding them to the food processor. I prefer to buy soft sun-dried tomatoes in a package. Just be aware, some packages of sun-dried tomatoes are hard and dry. If that’s the kind you have, you’ll need to soften them up in some hot water before adding them to this recipe. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag.
** If adding the red chili pepper sounds a little too spicy for your taste, sub with 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


11 Responses to Deviled Vegan Ham Salad

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKathy Anderegg Reply

    Marly, is the mustard used in the recipe mustard powder or prepared mustard condiment?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Kathy. Great question! It’s prepared yellow mustard. This is a picture in the post that shows the yellow mustard, but I added more clarification in the recipe card itself thanks to your feedback!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyvegan McVegarsinz Reply

    I loved this. Thanks Marls

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCasey Reply

    5 stars
    This looks AMAZING. Next get together I have, I am going to HAVE to make this!!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Casey! It’s a great idea to make for a get together because it’s so easy and yet crowd pleasing too.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHarriette Brown Reply

    Add a bit of beet root powder or shaved beet to the mayo,onion,mustard,liquid smoke,garlic powder and chili pepper blend set aside pulse chickpea and dried tomatoes mix in until desired texture is achieved

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      That’s a great idea Harriette! Adding a little beet to this mixture would add a little more color and flavor too!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShannon Reply

    Is there a spicy roasted chickpea recipe?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Shannon! Links can be like a bad perm, sometimes they just don’t take. It should be in there now. Thanks! <3

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine Reply

    Haha, this is such a fun recipe Marly! Love it!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks Rebecca! Fun…and delicious!

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