Italian-Style Chef Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A wonderful main dish salad that comes together very quickly!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the Creamy Pesto Dressing, stir together the mayonnaise or salad dressing, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, pesto, and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make of desired consistency; set aside.
  3. Divide the greens among four individual salad bowls or serving plates.
  4. Arrange the mozzarella or provolone cheese, ham or turkey, salami or prosciutto, tomato, yellow or green pepper, onion and artichoke hearts over the greens.
  5. Drizzle with the Creamy Pesto Dressing.
Most Helpful

Love the pesto dressing, didn't add any milk. The salad was good as well, nice combo.

rosslare October 17, 2014

Hard to believe I'm the first to review this undiscovered gem! This was a great tasting salad that was so easy to put together and looked impressive on the plate. I made the dressing several hours in advance and refrigerated until serving time. For the ingredients with choices listed, I used sour cream in the dressing, and mozza cheese, ham, salami and green pepper in the salad. Left out the onion.

Ginny Sue July 03, 2010