How to Make a Chef Salad

by Jennifer Magnesi ; Updated September 28, 2017

Chef's salad includes a combination of ingredients.

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Items you will need

  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Lettuce
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Seasonings
  • Dressing

The ingredients you choose to put in a chef's salad are entirely up to you, which makes it a versatile, healthy and quick meal to prepare. The chef's salad originated as a combination salad prepared according to the chef's specialty, so as the chef you have the option to make it how you prefer. Typical chef's salads in restaurants include a bed of lettuce with several types of meats, cheese, vegetables and hard-boiled eggs with a variety of dressings.

Step 1

Choose a lettuce of your choice to cover the bottom of a bowl; chef's salads are often made with iceberg lettuce, but you can use other types as well. Tear or cut up the lettuce and fill a bowl about 1/4 to 1/2 way full.

Step 2

Slice your vegetables to bite-size pieces. Common vegetables for a chef's salad include bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and black olives. Place your vegetables on top of the bed of lettuce.

Step 3

Slice a variety of meats such as turkey, ham and chicken and add them to your salad.

Step 4

Add the remainder of your toppings to your salad. These may include shredded or cubed cheese, sliced hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits or croutons. Season your salad according to your preference. Serve the salad as-is or top with dressings and toss lightly.

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