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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Chef's Salad

Pepperidge Farm

Go out to lunch right in your own kitchen. Invite a friend and whip up this restaurant-style salad that tastes great and is ready in less than 1/2 hour.

Total: 25 mins

Layered Seafood Chef Salads

Betty Crocker

Try a Betty Crocker seafood salad recipe.

Healthy Gazpacho & Trout Salad: How a Hot Chef Stays Cool

Cool summer soups, like Gazpacho, and light salads are what we want in these Dog Days of high heat and humidity. So we couldn't help paying attention to a chef in San Antonio, Jason Dady, who might know a thing or two about cool summer recipes on a blazing hot day. In its story, "Raising the Heat with Cool Soup and Trout Salad," NPR reports that at his Northern Italian restaurant, Tre Trattoria, Dady has come up with a gazpacho of fresh vegetables -- cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes -- that is finished with bread (for a smooth thickness) and, for a garnish, the bright tropical tastes of mango and avocado.

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

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.

All Wrapped Up Chef Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Shake-it-Up Salad


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

Total: 20 mins

Perfect Pesto from Chef Joanne Weir

Try a farro salad with perfect basil pesto with cooking tips from chef Joanne Weir.

Summer Snacks and Perfect Party Pairings: Gazpacho, Tapenade, and More

Chef Mitch Einhorn shares recipes and pairings to help you plan your summer party, including gazpacho, tapenade, and Brussel sprouts salad.

How to Make Pasta Salad

Learn how to make pasta salad and you will have an easy side to bring to potlucks or make for any event. You can add many ingredients to create your own signature salad!

Salad Days -- Easy, Nutritious Lunch Recipes: Best of the Blogs

We know it's still late February, but healthy lunchtime salads are suddenly on our mind. Spring is just around the corner, right? And we are trying to drop a few pounds before the warm weather hits.

Caesar Salad with Chicken: Make the Takeout

When lunchtime rolls around, a lot of us head to the corner deli or salad bar to grab sandwiches and salads, with the chicken Caesar salad close to the top of the list. It gives you lean protein and greens, it's relatively low fat, and doesn't weigh you down for the rest of the workday. It can also set you back around $10.

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 Easy Chicken Pita Sandwiches

For a quick, healthy meal learn how to make these easy chicken pita sandwiches. The pita perfectly holds this delicious combination of chicken, tomatoes, lettuce and more.

How to Make Creamy Potato Salad

There are all kinds of potato salad recipesones with vinegar, ones with mustard, ones where everything is rubbed with oil and grilledbut sometimes you just want the classic. Learn how to make creamy potato salad, and you'll be invited to every summer cookout and picnic on the block!

Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes in Winter? That's Red Hot!

A freshly made BLT may not be perfection, but it comes pretty darn close. Delicious bacon, crisp lettuce and gorgeous, juicy tomato slices? Summer just wouldn't be the same without it.

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