Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 pounds Boston, bibb or green or red leaf lettuce , washed, trimmed, and dried

  2. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  3. 1 recipe shallot or herb vinaigrette , ranch, blue cheese or thousand island dressing

  4. 4 ounces imported Swiss cheese , cut into 2-inch long matchstick pieces

  5. 4 ounces baked ham, cut into 2-inch long matchstick pieces

  6. 4 ounces smoked turkey, chicken or duck breast, cut into 2-inch long matchstick pieces

  7. 4 ounces rare roast beef, cut into 1/4-inch by

  8. 2 inch matchstick pieces

  9. 2 hard-cooked eggs, shelled, cut into wedges

  10. 16 vine-ripened cherry or grape tomatoes , halved

  11. 2 kirby (pickling) cucumbers, sliced

  12. 1 ripe Hass avocado, diced

  13. 1 cup toasted croutons

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and put into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss with 1/2 cup of the dressing. Divide the lettuce among 4 large individual serving bowls. Arrange the cheese, meats, eggs, and avocado, like the spokes of a wheel, on top of each salad. Scatter the tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and pass the remaining dressing at the table.


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