Chef’s Salad

Chef’s Salad comes together in almost no time at all making them perfect for busy nights or those nights when it’s too hot to cook.

Chef's Salad

Salads are one of my favorite warm weather foods and the addition of meat, hard cooked eggs and cheese take this from side to the main dish. The bonus of this is if you can get pre-cooked eggs at the deli or refrigerator case at your local grocery it is a no cook meal.

I normally just make the eggs in my pressure cooker which takes about 15 minutes and is just enough time to get everything else ready.

Chef's Salad

I normally use my ranch dressing with this but Thousand Island or my Buttermilk dressing would be delicious. If you’re feeling up to it be sure to make garlic bread croutons to top your salad.

I used deli ham but you could use leftover ham or even leftover turkey or chicken to top this salad.

4 from 1 vote

Chef’s Salad

A great main dish salad for those times when you don’t want to heat up your house.
Author Micha M


  • 4 cups washed mixed salad greens
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 tomato cut into wedges
  • 4 hard cooked eggs
  • 3/4 to 1 pound ham
  • 4 ounces cheese. I used sharp Cheddar
  • salad dressing
  • croutons
  • other toppings such as olives bacon, broccoli, nuts, and seeds


  1. Place salad greens in a bowl

  2. Pour approximately 6 Tablespoons of dressing over the greens and toss to coat

  3. Arrange the greens on four plates

  4. Arrange the toppings on the greens and drizzle with additional dressing if desired


If you liked Chef’s Salad check out these recipes:

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Club Salad

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  1. This looks good and diet friendly!

  2. This looks really good. I love chefs salad.
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  3. YUM! I’ve been spending my Sunday meal prepping some healthier options and luckily, I have all these ingredients! 😉

    Thanks so much!


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