A chef’s salad isn’t something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavor you love!
When you want a full meal in a bowl that’s filling, healthy, completely flavor-packed, and is keto-friendly too, then look no further than this meat and cheese Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing! You’re going to love just how easy it is to prepare with the help of some grocery store shortcuts!
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is available near the end of this post.
The ingredients for making homemade blue cheese dressing;
- blue cheese crumbles
- heavy cream
- apple cider vinegar
- black pepper
How to make homemade blue cheese dressing;
- Whisk or stir all the dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Chill until ready to serve.
The ingredient list for the Best Ever Chef’s Salad is as follows;
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- iceberg lettuce
- sliced mozzarella cheese
- sliced provolone cheese
- sliced Genoa salami
- sliced ham
- sliced turkey
- grape tomatoes
- hard-cooked eggs
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- salt and pepper
Kitchen tools and equipment needed;
What are capers and can I leave them out of the recipe?
Capers are the unopened flower bud from a prickly caper plant which is a native Mediterranean plant.
While you can leave them out of this recipe, I urge you not to.
What do capers taste like?
Capers have a salty, briny flavor which will cut through the richness of the cheeses and meats in this chef’s salad and bring it to a whole other level dimension of deliciousness.
Feel free to cut back on the amount of capers you use in this recipe if you’re unsure, but I trust that once you taste them in this homemade chef’s salad recipe, you’ll never go back to making it without the capers again!!
Here are the grocery store short-cuts I spoke of earlier;
I don’t know why, but I’m challenged when it comes to hard-cooking eggs and then peeling them cleanly.
It just doesn’t happen for me even though I’ve tried several different (supposedly) fool-proof methods. I’m still the fool that can mess them up! LOL.
Anyway, I’ve recently started purchasing the pre-cooked hard-cooked eggs (found in a bag right in the egg case), and they’ve become a staple in my grocery cart.
I also purchase the pre-crumbled blue cheese.
Because blue cheese is rather sticky, I find purchasing the pre-crumbled blue cheese keeps my hands cleaner.
Since I tend to wipe my hands a million times while I’m cooking, anything that prevents me from doing that (even once) is a welcome change for me in my Kudos Kitchen.
How to assemble the Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing;
- Place the torn lettuce in a large bowl and layer with the remaining ingredients ending with the dried herbs, drained capers, and hard-cooked eggs.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve, or serve immediately with the homemade blue cheese dressing.
For other delicious salad recipes I’ve shared in the past, please click on the following titles for;
- Berry Chicken Avocado Salad
- Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
- Autumn Harvest Fruit and Vegetable Salad
- Blood Orange and Blueberry Salad
- Roasted Golden Beet and Broccoli Salad
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.
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- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1 head iceberg lettuce torn into bite-sized pieces
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced and cut into chunks
- 4 ounces provolone sliced and cut into chunks
- 4 ounces Genoa salami sliced and cut into chunks
- 4 ounces ham sliced and cut into chunks
- 4 ounces turkey sliced and cut into chunks
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 jar capers drained
- 3 hard cooked eggs quartered
- 1½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1½ teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk or stir all the dressing ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until combined and creamy. Adjust the seasonings if needed.
Chill until ready to serve.
Layer all the ingredients, starting with the lettuce and ending with the dried herbs, capers, and hard-cooked eggs.
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