Make a delicious protein-packed Chef Salad with Homemade Dressing for lunch or dinner!
Making a Chef Salad is very easy to do with just a few ingredients that you likely have on hand right in your fridge. It’s also a refreshing meal for lunch or dinner too especially after the holidays full of desserts.
What should you add to a Chef Salad?
- Green Leaf Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Cold Deli Meat such as Turkey or Ham
- Cucumber Slices
- Shaved Carrots
- Crumbled and Cooked Bacon
- Shaved Parmesan or Other Cheese
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Viniagrette Dressing
These are the items that we add to ours making for a protein-packed meal that is full of great veggies too!
Tips for Making a Chef Salad:
We like to roll lunch meat for this; however, you can also use diced ham or turkey even grilled chicken works well too.
It is simple to make with whatever lettuce you have on hand. When making this use either Green Leaf Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce; however, it can also be made with iceberg lettuce too.
Serve each of these foods cold and out of the fridge.
Normally a creamy dressing is used for this, which is why we went with the Homemade Ranch Dressing, but you can use any dressing you prefer.
Cobb Salad or Chef Salad?
This could also be considered a Cobb Salad and eaten as the main meal. A Chef Salad is usually an appetizer or served before the main meal, Cobb would be a larger salad served as the main meal.
This can go either way with this recipe it’s all in how large of a salad you prefer to have.
Now it’s time to eat up!
Chef Salad with Homemade Dressing
- Wash and chop the lettuce and place it in a large bowl.
- Build the salad with the remaining ingredients topping it with your preferred dressing.