About the Music: Chef salads are the 80′s mix tape of salads. It’s just a bunch of ingredients that may not be particularly exciting by themselves, but together they form something so delicious, so cohesive, it makes you want to stand outside your crush’s window blasting Peter Gabreil – Jon Cusak style.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
2 lbs smoked ham (sliced thick)
2 lbs turkey (sliced thick)
2 lbs swiss cheese (sliced thick)
2 heads of green cabbage
2-3 avocados, sliced
1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
4 healthy tbsp good mayo
4 healthy tbsp Heinz Chili Sauce
First, slice the cabbage to your desired size and shape. The ideal size is something roughly two inches long and about a half a centimeter wide. To make life easier you can do this with a food processor. When diced, stick the cut cabbage in a big-ass bowl.
Meanwhile, get a pot of water boiling so you can hard boil some eggs.
Next, take your meats, which should be cut at about one centimeter thick, and sliced into inch long rectangular-like cubes. Do the same thing with the cheese. Add everything atop your cabbage.
Slice your avocado and tomato and arrange on top of your now impressively large bowl of sliced meats, cheese and veg.
Take your eggs out and peel under running water, this will make it much easier to peel the shell off the egg. Slice the egg horizontally so you get some nice cross sections of yolky egg decor. Throw those on top of your growing pile and do a little two-step with a smile.
To make the dressing – mix mayo and chili sauce until there is a relatively consistent texture throughout- the color should be pinkish. Squeeze in lemon to tasters preference. I use about a half a lemon. If dressing appears watery add an even amount of mayo and chili sauce till consistency returns. Crack pepper to taste. If you prefer more chili sauce add it, if you prefer more lemon add it. There is nothing set in stone about this recipe. Basically go 50/50 on the mayo/chili sauce and then add lemon and pepper to taste. It is best to test the dressing with a slice of ham, celery, carrot etc. Russian dressing is a great dip and is excellent for facial exfoliation.
Prep yourself a hearty bowl of your salad, add your dressing on top. Stop, shake it down to the music for a hot second, now eat.