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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!

A closeup photo of blue cheese dressing being pored over a chef's salad.

When you want a full meal in a bowl that’s filling, healthy, completely flavor-packed, low-carb/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!

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A closeup photo of blue cheese dressing being poured over a chef's salad with hard boiled eggs, cheese, meal, and capers.

The ingredients for making homemade blue cheese dressing:

  • mayonnaise
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • heavy cream
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic
  • black pepper
  • salt
A small glass pitcher of homemade blue cheese dressing.

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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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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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 closeup vertical photo of a chef's salad topped with homemade blue cheese dressing and tomatoes, eggs, meat and cheese

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:

  • 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.
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
How to make Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
A pair of tongs serving up a chef's salad with meat, cheese, and lettuce.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.

Yield: 8 servings

Best Ever Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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

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!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

To make the blue cheese dressing;

  • 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

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
  • 1½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1½ 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 Information

    Yield

    8

    Serving Size

    1 serving

    Amount Per Serving Calories 552Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 19gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 111mgSodium 1090mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 19g

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    Beth

    Thursday 23rd of July 2020

    Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty! Can't wait to try this!

    Krissy Allori

    Friday 24th of August 2018

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

    Renée

    Friday 24th of August 2018

    Thank you. Not everyone considers salad to be a comfort food, but I'm so happy you do. I do, too!!

    Julie Evink

    Friday 24th of August 2018

    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!

    Renée

    Friday 24th of August 2018

    What a very nice thing to hear. Thank you!!

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