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*Leafy greens enough to feed however many folks are at your table -- I like the baby leaf lettuces from Little Leaf Farms
*Chopped green, red, or yellow peppers to taste, if you like
*Tomatoes, cut in wedges, or grape or cherry tomatoes, halved, to taste
*Thin sliced swiss or provolone cheese, cut in strips, to taste
*Thin sliced deli ham, cut in strips, to taste
*Thin sliced deli chicken or turkey, cut in strips, to taste
And you could certainly add other things like olives, chopped green onion, avocado cubes, sliced hard-cooked eggs, or whatever you might like in a salad like this.
Layer the ingredients in a large salad bowl. I like to make two layers so that the ingredients are well distributed when the salad is tossed.
I always use a thousand island type dressing with this salad, as it's what was suggested with the recipe I found years ago. Here is what I combined to make last night's dressing:
DRESSING FOR CHEF'S SALAD
*3/4 cup mayonnaise
*1/2 cup barbecue sauce
*1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
*2 Tablespoons milk, to thin the dressing to your taste
Serve in a bowl alongside the salad, so diners may add dressing to their personal taste.