Chef Salad

Chef Salad

5 from 30 reviews

This beautiful and delectable Chef Salad brings all the best hearty protein together with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and seasoned croutons.


  • 1 small head romaine chopped
  • 23 cups spring greens or torn Boston lettuce
  • 4 hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 4 slices crispy cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup julienne strips deli style Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup julienne strips deli style ham
  • 1/2 cup julienne strips deli style turkey
  • 1 cup sliced English cucumber (about 1/3 English cucumber)
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • 2/31 cup salad dressing (ranch, chipotle ranch, avocado ranch, bleu cheese, Italian, honey mustard)


  1. Add romaine and spring greens to a large bowl.
  2. Top the lettuce with eggs, bacon, Swiss cheese, ham, turkey cucumbers, tomatoes and croutons.
  3. Drizzle with your favorite salad dressing and toss to coat.


  • For best results choose eggs that are as close to expiration as possible for easier peeling.  Try steaming the eggs for even more ease in peeling.  I have had a lot of success with this method.
  • Purchase good quality deli meats and cheeses.
  • If you don’t like swiss cheese try cheddar, bleu cheese or provolone.  It is your salad so fix it to your liking.
  • Sun ripened tomatoes always take this salad over the top but in the winter months I use grape tomatoes.  They seem to have the most flavor during the cold chilly months.
  • Homemade Croutons are always a huge hit and really bring out the best that the salad has to offer.
  • Do you have a favorite creamy homemade dressing?  This salad is great with ranch, bleu cheese, thousand island, and even Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing.

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