Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Best Ever 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. 

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

How to make homemade blue cheese dressing;

  • mayonnaise
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • heavy cream
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic
  • black pepper
  • salt

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • 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;

  • iceberg lettuce
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • sliced provolone cheese
  • sliced Genoa salami
  • sliced ham
  • sliced turkey
  • grape tomatoes
  • capers
  • hard cooked eggs
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

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 crumbles. 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.

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

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

For other delicious salad recipes I’ve shared in the past, please click on the following titles for;

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you.

5 from 3 votes
Chef's Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1090mg 45%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 25.4%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 29.5%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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

    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

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

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