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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

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 572kcal


  • 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


Make the Hard Boiled Egg

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

  • 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. 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)

  • 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

  • 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.


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


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 1807mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 2.6mg