Chef's Salad

Chef's Salad Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Andrea Steinberg
Try a classic chef's salad for a quick and easy summer supper.

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 573
Fat 39 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 40 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 263 mg
Sodium 1204 mg

Ingredients

1 large head Romaine lettuce, chopped (about 8 cups)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 large carrots, sliced
2 radishes, thinly sliced
4 large eggs, hard boiled, peeled and quartered
6 ounces low-fat Cheddar, cubed
6 ounces low-fat Swiss cheese, cubed
8 ounces ham, cut into strips
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

Preparation

1. Divide lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, hard-boiled eggs, cheeses and ham among 4 large salad bowls.

2. In a bowl, whisk vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, drizzle in oil until mixture is combined.

3. Serve salads, passing dressing on the side.

Note:

Make it your own. This recipe is flexible, so feel free to change it to suit your family's tastes. Give it Mexican flair by substituting Jack for the Swiss cheese and tossing in avocado. For a touch of heat, add a pinch or two of chili powder to the vinaigrette.
May 2010
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