Susie Fishbein's Kosher Chef's Salad (Meat)

Susie Fishbein's Kosher by Design Cookbook
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: serves 4 to 6

The classic Chef's Salad recipe, which includes meat and cheese, is not kosher. Fortunately, kosher cookbook author Susie Fishbein has created a kosher recipe for Chef's Salad. Susie's Kosher Chef's Salad tastes wonderful, and it makes the perfect appetizer for a Sabbath meal. Mix the salad right before the meal and serve portions on individual plates. Easy, delicious and kosher!

SOURCE: Recipe reprinted with permission from Kosher by Design: Picture-Perfect Food for the Holidays and Every Day, by Susie Fishbein. 


  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salad:
  • 1/4 pound pastrami (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1/4 pound salami (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1/4 pound smoked turkey breast (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound mixed salad greens

Steps to Make It

  1. In a jar or cruet, mix the mayonnaise, oil, sugar, pepper, parsley, scallions, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Shake or whisk until emulsified.

  2. Toss the pastrami, salami, turkey, red onion, and tomatoes with the salad greens.

  3. Right before serving, lightly coat the salad with the dressing.

Serving Suggestion:
Arrange portions on individual plates, and serve as an appetizer before Sabbath lunch.

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