Julienne Salad

This salad is colorful, healthy, fresh and it’s also packed with protein. “Julienne” refers to the French way of slicing the vegetables and meats which results in a beautifully displayed salad.

Beautifully served julienne salad with cheese and meats

What is a julienne salad?

Julienne salad is a variation of the “chef’s salad”, but it uses the French style of slicing vegetables. This involves cutting the food in long, thin slices, like match-sticks, usually 1.5-2 inches long. The julienne salad incorporates a number of vegetables, such as carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, celery, bell peppers and also includes cheese as well as at least one kind of meat, such as ham, pancetta, chicken and so on.

This salad is a perfect lunch to set you up for the rest of the day, and it’s also a lovely and vibrant salad to serve to guests.

Vegetables

This salad incorporates a number of colorful veggies, like bell peppers, carrots and cucumber. We serve all the julienne vegetables on a bed of green mixed salad. You can also add some of your favorite vegetables to the julienne salad, such as cabbage, red onion, radishes etc. Just remember to slice your vegetables thinly in the julienne style.

Meats

Julienne salad usually has at least one variety of meat, such as sliced ham. In this recipe, we add fried cubed pancetta on top of the salad for bursts of saltiness and crispiness with each bite. We also include sliced chicken breast for additional protein. Again, you can serve your favorite meats, such as ham, turkey or roast beef.

Salad Dressing

Here, you can opt for your favorite salad dressing. We recommend:

  • Greek yogurt ranch dressing
  • Italian salad dressing
  • Lemon vinaigrette
  • Balsamic vinaigrette

You really can’t go wrong with any of these options!

A closeup of a served julienne salad with sliced eggs and crispy bits of pancetta

How do I julienne food?

To make the julienne technique a little bit easier, trim the edges of the food, like a carrot, to form a rectangular shape. Cut along the length of the rectangle into ⅛ inch slices. Cut along the slices again so that you’re left with match-stick slices. This technique takes a little bit of practice, but is worth it for a beautifully served salad.

You can also use a mandoline, a utensil used for slicing, for a quicker way to julienne food.

How can I store julienne salad?

Julienne salad can be stored for up to 4 days in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Julienne Salad

This salad is colorful, healthy, fresh and it’s also packed with protein. “Julienne” refers to the French way of slicing the vegetables and meats which results in a beautifully displayed salad.

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Cuisine
American

Servings
2

Calories
546 kcal

Prep time
25 minutes

Cook time
0 minutes

Total time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 julienne carrot
  • 2 julienne celery sticks
  • 1 julienne bell pepper
  • 1 hard boiled egg (sliced in 4 pieces)
  • ½ julienne cucumber
  • 5-10 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 4 oz. sliced mature cheddar
  • 1 grilled sliced chicken breast
  • 1½ oz. mixed green sald
  • 3½ oz. fried cubed pancetta
  • 2 green onions (⅛ inch pieces)
  • 4 oz. of your favorite salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Place the mixed green salad on a plate, then add the julienne vegetables, cheese and chicken on top of the green salad. Assemble the vegetables, cheese and chicken around the plate.
  2. Add the slices of eggs to the middle of the plate.
  3. Sprinkle the sliced cherry tomatoes, cubed pancetta and sliced green onions on top of the salad. Serve the salad with your favorite salad dressing.

Notes

  • This salad can be served as 2 portions for main meals or as 4 portions for side salads.
  • You can also use a mandoline, a utensil used for slicing, to julienne the vegetables for this salad.

Nutrition

  • Calories 546 kcal | 
  • Carbohydrates 21.8 g | 
  • Protein 51.8 g | 
  • Fat 29.4 g | 
  • Saturated fat 10.6 g | 
  • Cholesterol 181 mg | 
  • Sodium 1887 mg | 
  • Fiber 6.5 g | 
  • Sugar 12.7 g |