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

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.

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

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


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 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.

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.

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.

Something's Fishy About Chefs' Newest Secret Ingredient

Just when we were getting over chipotle chilies, Sriracha and quinoa, there's a new "secret ingredient" in town, and though it's got an exotic pedigree (at least if you're American), its name is decidedly not menu-friendly. Are you ready for the new era of ... fish sauce?

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