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classic chef salad in a bowl with a thousand island dressing on the side

Classic Chef Salad Recipe

You will love this meat-filled vegetable-packed classic chef salad recipe served up alongside a delicious thousand island dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 311kcal


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cut into bitesize pieces
  • 1 head Boston bibb lettuce cut into bitesize pieces
  • ½ seeded and large diced English cucumber
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 4 ounces cubed swiss cheese
  • 4 ounces cubed cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cubed turkey meat
  • 8 ounces cubed ham
  • 8 ounces cubed roast beef
  • 4 peeled and quartered hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 peeled seeded, and large diced avocado
  • ½ thousand island dressing recipe


  • Add the lettuces to a large serving bowl.
  • Next, layer on with cucumbers, tomatoes, cheeses, meats, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado.
  • Serve alongside the thousand island dressing or season the salad with salt and pepper and dress with the dressing and serve.


Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: This salad was meant to be eaten as soon as it’s made.
  • How to Store: Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It will only last this long if it is not yet coated with salad dressing.
  • You can absolutely use whatever salad dressing you like.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1745IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 3mg