Chef's salad

Chef's salad


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About this recipe: Take fresh salad ingredients, ham and some piquant Gouda cheese, and drizzle with a smooth anchovy-flavoured dressing for an appetising salad that's great for a fast, healthy meal. Serve with crusty bread. Delicious!

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 45g can anchovy fillets in olive oil, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 cos lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • 100g Gouda cheese, diced
  • 100g roast ham, diced

Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Put the anchovy fillets, garlic, mustard, oil and lemon juice into a food processor or blender. Blend together until the dressing is smooth, then add the cream and blend again for just a few seconds.
  2. Put the lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, cheese and ham into a large bowl and gently mix together. Alternatively, arrange the ingredients on four individual plates.
  3. Lightly drizzle the anchovy dressing over the salad, season with black pepper and serve at once.

…another idea

Vegetarian salad Instead of the ham add 2 hard-boiled eggs, cut into wedges. Make a creamy dressing by whisking together 1 tsp Dijon mustard, a pinch of caster sugar, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 4 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche.

…topping ideas

Make a topping with some bought garlic croutons or crumbled pieces of bought cooked crispy bacon. * Or make Parmesan wafers: sprinkle 50g grated Parmesan cheese over baking parchment set on a baking sheet. Bake at 180°C (160°C fan oven), gas 4 for 15 minutes or until the Parmesan is melted, crisp and pale golden. Cool, then break into pieces and use to top the salad.

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Reviews (3)


lovely would like to pprepare one myself - 06 Aug 2014


very nice but a little rich and thick for me. not sure how i would make it thinner??? would have it again tho - 21 May 2010


Lovely salad, great for lunch boxes. - 26 Mar 2010

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