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Monday, January 12, 2015
BRING BACK THE 80S - TRADITIONAL CHEF SALAD
Chef salad was always one of my favorite things to order back in the 80s. It seemed like almost every restaurant offered a version of this salad, even McDonalds used to serve chef salad! Here is the traditional recipe that I remember....
8 cups salad greens, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
1 cup ham, julienne strips
1 cup turkey, julienne strips
1/2 cup green onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup celery, chopped fine
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, julienne strips
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, julienne strips
2 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup bacon bits, for garnish
8 ounces salad dressing, of your choice
Container: large salad bowl
Prepare salad greens of your choice by washing and tearing them into bite sized pieces; place in a large bowl.
Toss the greens with remaining ingredients, reserving some julienned pieces of meat, cheese, and egg slices for garnish.
Just before serving, toss with a dressing of your choice and garnish with strips of meat, cheese, and hard cooked egg slices.