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Fresh Chef Salad With Homemade Ranch Dressing - Be Creative

This salad is so easy you don't need a recipe. Whether eating it at home or taking it on the go.
Ingredients
For the ranch dressing
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), mince
  Mayonnaise 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Low fat butter milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh parsely 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Fresh dill 2 Teaspoon, chopped finely
  Scallions/Chives 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seasoning blend To Taste (Grand diamond seasoning)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
For the salad
  Lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs), chop
  Romaine lettuce 1 Bunch (100 gm) (baby romaine)
  English cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs), slice
  Carrots 1 Small, shave
  Mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), slice
  Red cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Red pepper/Yellow pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), slice
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped finely
  Pepper jack cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Smoked turkey slices 1 Cup (16 tbs), slice
  Ham slices 1 Cup (16 tbs), slice (Black forest)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Finely chop the garlic, fresh italian parsley, fresh dill and scallions, keep it aside.
2. Clean and wash the lettuce and romaine lettuce, chop the lettuce and keep it aside.
3. Slice the english cucumber, mushrooms, red pepper, smoked turkey slices and ham slices, keep them all aside seperately.
4. Peel and shave the carrots, shred the red cabbage and finely chop the fresh basil leaves.
5. Grate the pepper jack cheese.

MAKING
6. In a medium size bowl combine garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, low fat buttermilk, whisk well.
7. Add the salt and pepper and seasoning, stir well. Refigerate until needed.

FINALIZING
8. Mix all the chopped vegetables in a large mixing bowl and then layer the toppings cheese, ham and smoked turkey
9. Add just enough dressing to coat the ingredients.

SERVING
10. Serve the salad immediately.

NOTE
If carrying to be eaten later, do not dress before hand and carry ranch dressing separately.
You can also serve the dressing as a dip for vegetables, nuggets, French fries or fried chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Dish: 
Dressing, Salad
Ingredient: 
Romaine Lettuce
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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