We gave a classic chef's salad recipe a healthy makeover with our own homemade healthy Thousand Island dressing recipe and reduced-sodium cheese and turkey. Those swaps slashed 260 calories and nearly a day's worth of sodium (2,131 mg!) per serving compared with traditional recipes.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013


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Instructions Checklist
  • Toss lettuce, chickpeas, eggs, cheese, turkey and carrot in a large bowl.

  • Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad; gently toss to combine. Top with a generous grinding of pepper.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 36.3g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars 13g; fat 16.5g 26% DV; saturated fat 7.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 228.3mg 76% DV; vitamin a iu 11554.7IU 231% DV; vitamin c 6.9mg 12% DV; folate 130mcg 33% DV; calcium 375.2mg 38% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 66mg 24% DV; potassium 653.8mg 18% DV; sodium 738.7mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 4g.

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