Chef Salad

At lunch or supper, the chef salad is a winning combination. These easy recipes contain all the traditional chef salad ingredients from chicken to ham to a special salad dressing.

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Mexican Chef's Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

When retesting this reliable main-dish salad recipe, likely a forerunner of taco salad but with ham and chicken rather than beef, Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen cooks thought it needed more zip. To replace the original one Anaheim pepper, an entire can of chile peppers is called for.

Chef's Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Drizzle your favorite salad dressing over this 30-minute main dish that combines meat, cheese, eggs, tomato, and sweet pepper. This recipe is versatile enough for lunch or dinner.

Total: 30 mins

All Wrapped Up Chef Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Chef's Garden Salad

Midwest Living

Lots of colorful vegetables are layered with beans, cheese, and bacon to make this main-dish salad. Serve it in a clear glass bowl at parties so guests can see the layers.

Shake-it-Up Salad

Parents

Put the strawberries, string cheese, ham, and other ingredients in a container; cover, and let your child shake up their lunch.

Total: 20 mins

How to Make Crab Salad

Knowing how to make a crab salad sandwich is what sets apart a gourmand from a run-of-the-mill cook. Anyone can whip up a tuna melt or a ham and cheese sub, but a crab salad is a lunch that is equally suited to a damask tablecloth or a picnic basket.

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

It's almost impossible to think of a Thanksgiving feast without cranberry sauce. The turkey, potatoes, gravy and all the other side dishes are important, but cranberry sauce is the finishing touch. Sure, the kind from a can will do in a pinch, but homemade is far better, and you don't have to be an expert chef to learn how to make cranberry sauce from scratch.

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