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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013

EatingWell Test Kitchen



  • 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; 16.5 g total fat; 228 mg cholesterol; 739 mg sodium. 36.3 g carbohydrates; 26.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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