1/2sweet onion such as Vidalia, Maui, or a generic sweet (about 5 ounces) Note: don't use a regular onion for this dressing, it will be too strong.
3Tbspapple cider or champagne vinegar
1heaped tsp creamy Dijon mustard
1/2cupoil such as grapeseed, olive, walnut
chopped chef salad
5ouncesbutter lettuce hearts (or romaine hearts, or iceberg) chopped
1/2cupchopped ham(I used Black Forest)
1/2cupchopped turkey, I love smoked turkey
1/2cupchopped hard boiled eggs, about 2 eggs
1/2cupchopped Swiss cheese
1/2cupchopped cheddar cheese
1/3cupchopped red onion
for the dressing
Remove the peel and cut the onion in large chunks. Add to the container of a high speed blender such as a Vitamix, along with the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until well pureed.
Scrape down the sides of the container, and then, while the machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil through a hole in the top. The dressing will become thick and creamy.
Taste to adjust any of the seasonings. Keep refrigerated until needed. Note: this recipe makes more than you'll need for this salad, keep the leftover in the fridge and plan to use within 2 weeks.
for the salad
Put the lettuce in a large salad bowl and add each of the other ingredients. If you'd like to do a composed salad you can arrange them attractively in little piles around the lettuce, otherwise just dump them all in.
Lightly dress and then toss the salad. Serve more dressing on the side.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/chopped-chef-salad-recipe/ June 15, 2021