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Chef Salad with homemade ranch dressing

Chef salad with homemade ranch dressing is a delicious lunch or low key dinner that is perfect for busy nights.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chef salad, chef salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 452 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 3 cups lettuce roughly chopped - I recommend some combination of Bibb, butter lettuce , red leaf or green leaf
  • 3 ounces deli turkey diced
  • 1 slice cheddar jack cheese
  • 1 slice Havarti cheese (or Swiss)
  • 1 egg hardboiled, peeled, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced, or halved baby tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons ranch dressing or more, to taste


  1. Make a bed of lettuce on a plate or i a big bowl.

  2. Add the deli meat on top.

  3. Layer on the cheese, egg, cucumber, tomatoes.

  4. Top with ranch dressing, or dressing of choice.

  5. Serve immediately after dressing.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Includes 3 Tablespoons of the ranch dressing.

If you don't like I ranch, you may love my red wine vinaigrette. It goes great on this salad!

Sliced avocado is also very delicious on this salad.

If you are opposed to all deli meat, feel free to sub in some diced chicken breast. I have lots of options for you there: Instant Pot chicken breasts, baked chicken breasts, Air Fryer chicken breasts or grill pan chicken breasts would all be yummy. 

Nutrition Facts
Chef Salad with homemade ranch dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 226mg75%
Sodium 1432mg62%
Potassium 917mg26%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2000IU40%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.