Chef Salad

 Chef Salad

This salad can be put together quickly for lunch or dinner for vegans or those on an unrestricted eating program.

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Serves 2


1 head of baby romaine lettuce

6 spears of uncooked asparagus

6 cherry tomatoes

1 ripe avocado

1/2 cup fruit or berries

1/4 cup finely sliced red onion


1/4 cup flavored vinegar of choice

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tsp honey mustard

1 1/2 tsp honey

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse romaine, vegetables and fruit.  Cut or snap and discard the lower 2″ of the asparagus spears.
  2. Add 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil to a medium saute pan, turn heat to medium.
  3. When the oil is hot, saute the asparagus and cherry tomatoes for 3 minutes turning the spears as needed.
  4. Cut romaine into bite sized pieces.  Blot lettuce dry or spin the salad in a salad spinner.
  5. Place lettuce in a medium sized bowl.
  6. Cut avocado into slices after peeling and removing the pit.
  7. Top lettuce with the fruit and vegetables.
  8. For vegan entrée:  Chop and add 12 oz. can of drained jackfruit in brine solution to the salad.
  9. For unrestricted diet:  Add 1 cup sliced or chopped cooked poultry, meat shrimp, crab, lobster or cheese as desired.
  10. Combine salad dressing with a whisk.  Toss salad just prior to serving.




Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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