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Chef Salad makes a simple, classic salad. Chef Salad is just as perfect for entertaining as it for a quick lunch.

Chef Salad Recipe | Add a Pinch
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One of my husband’s very favorite salads is this Chef Salad. Full of vegetables, different proteins, and wedges of cheddar cheese, it’s really easy to see why he loves it so much.

Luckily for me, it’s one of those salads that really is so simple to make, especially if you plan ahead for the ingredients. For example, when we cook chicken, I like to cook a few extra pieces and keep them in the refrigerator so that they are ready to slice up and add to a salad or use in other dishes. This post is a great example on how I like to cook once and use lots!

I do the same things with boiling eggs. Who wants to boil and peel eggs a few times a week when you can do it all ahead of the game and have them stored in the refrigerator ready to go? Well, I don’t! Having that time consuming part taken care of frees me up for making quick snacks, lunches and supper that I know everyone will enjoy.

So, this weekend, as you are cooking other items for lunches or suppers, why not add a little bit more as you are cooking and then pull it out throughout the week when you need it?

I really think you’ll love it!

Chef Salad Recipe

Soup & Salad 10 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 1
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Chef Salad makes a simple, classic salad. Chef Salad is just as perfect for entertaining as it for a quick lunch.


  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 stalk diced celery
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup sliced cooked chicken
  • 1 boiled egg quartered
  • cheddar cheese


  • Assemble salad greens on a plate and top with all other ingredients.
  • Serve with your favorite dressing.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2102IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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Recipe Review


  1. Wow!!! What a gorgeous salad! I love salads and this one hits the jackpot – simple ingredients packing a lot of taste! Thanks, Robyn for sharing your goodies and your goodness!!

  2. Hi,
    First time here. Your blog is beautiful. Chef salad is my hubby’s favorite too. I love the way yours looks with the cocked ham. Gorgeous photo, I’m going to Pin it. Thanks for sharing and the diner inspiration.