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Chef’s Salad

Chef’s Salad is filled with crisp lettuce, fresh vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, deli meat, and cheese. This entree-sized Chef’s Salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Chef's Salad


This super-sized Chef’s Salad is great for lunch or dinner. You can even split it with another person for a smaller portion. The fresh veggies, meat, and eggs will satisfy your hunger and leave you full. This is a perfect back to school lunch to pack or an easy and quick dinner to throw together on those busy weekday nights.

Chef’s Salad Ingredients

A basic Chef’s Salad is a salad with lettuce, cold meats (such as deli meats), egg, and cheese. We expand on it with fresh vegetables, croutons, and fresh ranch dressing. 

  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Deli Meats such as Turkey and Ham
  • Carrots
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Red Onion
  • Croutons
  • Your choice of salad dressing.
  • You are the Chef so add anything else that appeals to you.

Salad Dressings for Chef’s Salad

We use Ranch dressing for our Chef’s Salad. Here is a list of salad dressing that pair well with Chef’s Salad. 

  • Ranch
  • Blue Cheese
  • Thousand Island

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How to Make a Chef’s Salad

First hard boil your eggs. Peel and allow the eggs to cool. Next, chop the lettuce. Make a bed of lettuce in a large bowl. Julienne your carrots and layer over the top of the lettuce or arrange as pictured. Next chop the remaining vegetables, dice the egg, and shred the cheese. Add these to your bowl. Finish with croutons and a side of Ranch dressing. You can toss the salad or arrange the ingredients as pictured. 

Kitchen Gadgets

  • For the carrot ribbons, I used The Titan Julienne ToolI love the Titan peeler too. I won’t peel an apple, carrot, potato, or anything else without that tool. I use the julienne tool on other veggies to make stir-fries and broccoli slaw. It is an essential kitchen gadget to have in your kitchen.

Chef's Salad

What to serve with Chef’s Salad

Although this salad can be a meal all on its own it can be served as a side salad. It pairs well with a grilled steak and baked potato. 

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Chef’s Salad Recipe

Chef's Salad
5 from 3 votes

Chef's Salad

Chef's Salad is full of crisp lettuce, fresh vegetables, and deli meat and cheese. This entree-sized salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1 large salad
Calories 273 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1/4 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small carrot ribbon sliced using the Titan slicer (mentioned in post above).
  • 5 thin slices of cucumber quartered
  • 5 thin slices of red onion
  • 2 slices deli turkey rolled then sliced
  • 2 slices deli ham rolled then sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 boiled egg sliced
  • 1/4 cup croutons
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing


  1. On a plate make a bed of lettuce.
  2. Layer on the ingredients.
  3. Serve with a side of Ranch dressing or choice dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Chef's Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Protein 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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