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Chef Salad

Chef Salad

If you’re looking for a fun salad for the kids or to pack for your own lunch bag, this chef salad is a great one to throw in the mix.

 

This chef salad has the typical ham, turkey and cheese combo, but the roll-ups make them fun and pretty. Add some wholesome vegetables and a filling hard-boiled egg and you won’t stay hungry. Customize the salad with the family’s favorite salad toppings and dressing, and lunch is done!

 

If you want more delicious lunch ideas, try this tuna apple white cheddar salad, spring chicken saladberry chicken salad with a homemade blueberry dressing, or this buffalo chicken wrap. Delicious!

 

For this chef salad you will need

2 cups Lettuce Mix

2 Slices Ham

2 Slices Turkey

2 Slices American Cheese

1 Egg, hard-boiled and quartered

¼ Cucumber, peeled, seeded (if needed) and sliced

2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing, or use your favorite

 

Cook’s Notes

For this salad we used a lettuce mix with iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage and radish slices; use your favorite.

 

Make the Hard Boiled Egg

I love this method; it’s easy and pretty much foolproof. You can make one egg or eight, same instructions apply.

 

Carefully add eggs (as many as needed) to a medium saucepan. Cover the eggs with cold water. Place the pan over high heat and bring the water to a full boil.

 

Once the water is boiling vigorously, turn off the heat, cover the pan and let the eggs sit for 10 minutes.

 

Drain the water and then rinse the eggs with cold water. Peel them when they’re cool enough to handle and quarter.

 

Make the ham, turkey and cheese roll up

Stack the 2 slices of ham, turkey and cheese. Starting on the short end, roll tightly and place the roll seam side down.

 

Slice the ends off the roll. I eat these; they’re my lunch making tax. Then slice the rest of the rolls into roughly ½ inch slices. Just make them thick enough so they don’t fall apart while slicing.

A close up of cucumber slices, ham, turkey and cheese roll-ups and a quartered hard boiled egg

 

Slice the cucumbers (or vegetables of choice)

If you’re using a hothouse (or English) cucumber, peeling and seeding is not necessary. If you’re using a garden cucumber, then you may want to remove most, or all of the peel. Also, slice the cucumber in half and gently remove the seeds with a spoon.

 

For this chef salad we use a hothouse cucumber so we left the peel mostly intact. I did score the peel with a lemon zester, just to make it pretty!

 

Build the chef salad

Add the lettuce mix to a container of choice. Top the salad with the cucumbers, ham, turkey, cheese rolls and the hard-boiled egg. Place the dressing in a separate container and lunch is ready. Enjoy!

Chef salad with sliced cucumbers, ham, turkey and cheese roll-ups and a quartered hard boiled egg all on top of a bed of lettuce. The salad is in a clear glass, square container.

 

Chef Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
If you’re looking for a fun salad for the kids or to pack for your own lunch bag, this chef salad is a great one to throw in the mix.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lunch
Servings: 1
Calories: 572 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Lettuce Mix
  • 2 Slices Ham
  • 2 Slices Turkey
  • 2 Slices American Cheese
  • 1 Egg hard-boiled and quartered
  • ¼ Cucumber peeled, seeded (if needed) and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing or use your favorite
Instructions
Make the Hard Boiled Egg
  1. Carefully add egg (or as many as needed) to a medium saucepan. Cover the egg with cold water. Place the pan over high heat and bring the water to a full boil.

  2. Once the water is boiling vigorously, turn off the heat, cover the pan and let the egg sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Drain the water and then rinse the egg with cold water. Peel them when they’re cool enough to handle and quarter.

Make the ham, turkey and cheese roll up
  1. Stack the 2 slices of ham, turkey and cheese. Starting on the short end, roll tightly and place the roll seam side down.
  2. Slice the ends off the roll. Then slice the rest of the rolls into roughly ½ inch slices. Just thick enough so they don’t fall apart while slicing.

Slice the cucumbers (or vegetables of choice)
  1. If you’re using a hothouse (or English) cucumber, peeling and seeding is not necessary. If you’re using a garden cucumber, then remove most, or all of the peel. Also, slice the cucumber in half and gently remove the seeds with a spoon.

Build the chef salad
  1. Add the lettuce mix to a container of choice.

  2. Top the salad with the cucumbers, ham, turkey, cheese rolls and the hard-boiled egg.

  3. Place the dressing in a separate container.

Recipe Notes

For this salad we used a lettuce mix with iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage and radish slices; use your favorite.

Nutrition Facts
Chef Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 1807mg 75%
Potassium 649mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 28.2%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 50%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
If you’re looking for a fun salad for the kids or to pack for your own lunch bag, this chef salad is a great one to throw in the mix.
This chef salad has the typical ham, turkey and cheese combo, but the roll-ups make them fun and pretty. Add some wholesome vegetables and a filling hard-boiled egg and you won’t stay hungry.  #chefssalad #salad #lunchsalad #schoollunch #lunch

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