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Chef Salad

Chef Salad

A hearty, delicious salad featuring a homemade ranch dressing, this chef salad is far from boring! It's incredibly filling and full of exciting healthy ingredients such as avocado, smoked turkey, and fresh cherry tomatoes.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword 10-minute, healthy meal, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 302kcal
Cost $20


  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl


For the Ranch Dressing (Optional)

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons parsley minced
  • 2 tablespoons dill minced
  • 1 tablespoons chives minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk

For the Salad

  • 5 cups romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup baked ham diced
  • ½ cup smoked turkey diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese diced
  • 1 cup dressing see Notes


For the Ranch Dressing (Optional)

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, dill, chives, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Slowly add in the buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency, set dressing aside while you make your salad.

For the Salad

  • Wash and dry romaine lettuce, then tear into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients and top with dressing.


  • If you're not making our homemade ranch dressing outlined in this recipe, use 1 cup of any salad dressing you like!
  • Make it Whole30: Use our Whole30 Ranch Dressing recipe and leave out the cheese. Make sure your ham and turkey are Whole30-compliant, too.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Nutritional values do not include information for any dressing. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the salad when finished. Divide the total weight (not including the weight of the bowl, pot, or plate the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5775IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 5g