Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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!

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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. 

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A chef's salad isn't something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavor you love! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredients for making homemade blue cheese dressing;

  • mayonnaise
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • heavy cream
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic
  • black pepper
  • salt
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How to make homemade blue cheese dressing;

  • Whisk or stir all the dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
How to make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
How to make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for the Best Ever Chef’s Salad is as follows;

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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!!

A chef's salad isn't something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavor you love! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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.
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How to make Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
How to make Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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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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5 from 2 votes
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Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
 
A chef’s salad isn’t something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavor you love!
Course: Easy Main Course, healthy main course, keto main course, lettuce salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chef’s salad, homemade blue cheese dressing
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 552 kcal
Ingredients
To make the blue cheese dressing;
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
To make the chef’s salad;
  • 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
  • teaspoon dried basil
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
To make the blue cheese dressing;
  1. Whisk or stir all the dressing ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until combined and creamy. Adjust the seasonings if needed.

  2. Chill until ready to serve.

To make the chef’s salad;
  1. Layer all the ingredients, starting with the lettuce and ending with the dried herbs, capers, and hard-cooked eggs.

Cover and chill until ready to serve, OR serve immediately with the chilled blue cheese dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1090mg47%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 295mg30%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A chef's salad isn't something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavor you love!

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4 Comments

  1. Julie Evink

    5 stars
    I craving a Chef’s Salad the other night and tried this one. SOOOO good, just like I was at a restaurant. Can’t wait to make it again!

  2. Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    This salad is the ultimate comfort food. Such a great recipe!

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