Main Course,  Salads & Side Dishes

Lunch Counter Style Chef’s Salad

Lunch Counter Chef's Salad from Lemony Thyme

We had a good old fashioned Lunch Counter Style Chef’s Salad for dinner last night.  It had been years since I’ve had one.  Once the salad revolution transformed how we view salads, some of the old standards have been slowly forgotten.  I can say with certainty that there’s a reason the Chef’s Salad was on most menus for decades.  It’s delicious and a completely satisfying meal.

Here’s a fun link that outlines the timeline of the origin of this beloved salad.

Lunch Counter Chef's Salad1

I made a lovely Honey Ginger Vinaigrette {with Shallot & Cilantro}.  It was wonderful with our salad.  Our Catalina Salad Dressing is also a classic.

Lunch Counter Style Chef’s Salad


  • Salad greens
  • hard boiled eggs
  • tomatoes
  • ham
  • turkey
  • cheese
  • avocado
  • favorite salad dressing


  • Put salad greens in a large bowl. Top with sliced hard boiled eggs, julienne cut ham, turkey, and cheese, tomatoes, and sliced avocado.
  • Serve with favorite salad dressing.

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