Chef's Salad

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Chef's Salad

Chef's Salad
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: Dairy Council of California
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Protein
Holiday: July 4th
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Try this main course salad that packs over half of your day's calcium requirement!


1 head of Lettuce
2 Tomatoes
8 slices Cheddar Cheese
8 slices Swiss Cheese
8 slices Turkey or Ham
4 hard-boiled Eggs
Sliced black Olives
Salad Dressing


Wash and tear lettuce into bite-size pieces. Peel and slice eggs. Cut cheese and meat into 1" to 2" strips. Slice tomatoes. Arrange lettuce in bowl; add sliced cheese, vegetables, meats, and olives.

Add dressing. Toss and serve.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 475
Total Fat: 26 g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 854 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 38 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 538 mg

Cook's Notes:

You can add almost anything to this complete meal-in-a-bowl. Try romaine, arugula or spinach instead of iceberg lettuce and add sprouts, radishes, sliced carrots, avocado, croutons, etc.

Reduce the fat and calories in this recipe by using reduced-fat meats, cheese and salad dressing or omitting the sliced black olives.

Serve with crusty rolls and butter.