Chef’s Salad

Chef's Salad

Chef’s Salad is a type of salad which consists of hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese and lettuce dressed with thousand island dressing. A salad that originated from a salad called Salmagundi which was a popular salad during the 17th century England and colonial America. A really easy salad to prepare which good for the coming summer season here in New Zealand, its light, its flavourful, it is satisfying, in fact I can eat it alone without my mains.


1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
200g chicken pastrami
6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half
3 large tomatoes, sliced
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cucumber sliced
thousand island dressing
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Toss lettuce, chicken pastrami, cucumber and tomatoes then place on a salad bowl
  2. Place eggs and cheddar cheese on top.
  3. Season with freshly ground black pepper and dress with Thousand Island dressing.

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  1. nors says:

    Bro pang fine dining na yan ha.,… Naalala ko tuloy yung una kong trabaho… Malakas samin yan eh

  2. Scrumptious Chef’s salad.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. Dear Raymund

    This salad looks delicious and I especially like hard boiled eggs in mine ever since I first tasted a Caesar’s salad when I was a kid,

  4. Jay says:

    Tasty Appetite

  5. Another simple and love recipe Raymund though probably I will reduce the number of eggs inside.

  6. kiwidutch says:

    I love this salad as long as it’s not drowned in dressing.
    By adding the cold meat and eggs It’s a great way to have a more “substantial” salad and using various cold cuts also gives variety if you are trying to be healthy and have salad really often too since the plain lettuce and tomato combo gets a bit boring after a while.
    *Another* recipe to save! Yum!!!

  7. Lovely photo, evidently it is getting warmer where you are, what a lovely salad.

  8. Kristy says:

    Huh. I never realized this salad dated back that long ago. It’s easily one of my summer favorites. 🙂

  9. Eri says:

    Memories from the University.. Chef salad.. 3 times a week 🙂

  10. ceciliag says:

    This (to me) is a perfect meal. Especially out there in our lovely NZ sunshine!

  11. Heh, heh, heh–a variation on what we had for dinner yesterday! Chef’s salad is such a great way to liven up miscellaneous ingredients by combining them in one tasty dish!

  12. Oh I just love a chef salad.. this looks absolutely amazing. I think I will make this tomorrow for lunch

  13. A classic salad that one of my buddy mistakenly ate before his 21st birthdays celebration. 😉

    Yours looks tasty

  14. Chef salad is one of my favorite salads. Very simple but pack with flavors. This looks very delicious, Raymund!

    ~ ray ~

  15. Meri says:

    I think I’m the only vegetarian who doesn’t really like salad. Unless its spinach, because I love spinach!

  16. rutheh says:

    Iceberg seems to be making a real comeback around here!

  17. i enjoy salad but i cannot eat it without main food with rice or potatoes hopefully.. weee

  18. The egg on top. It does a trick on me, and it works! I want this salad… Looks really delicious!!!

  19. Such a simple and delicious salad – makes me want one now.

  20. foodjaunts says:

    That is one of the best looking chef looking salads I’ve seen. I love them, they’re so tasty.

  21. Vivian says:

    Just found you, Raymond…hopped over from the German Foodie! You have a wonderful site, I will visit often. Now I need to make me a Chef’s Salad, sadly, eggs here (central Alberta, Canada) don’t look quite so grand!

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