Classic Maurice salad

This is the original Maurice salad from J.L. Hudson Department Store in Detroit, Michigan.  I remember eating a few bites off my mom’s plate as a child. Outside of Michigan, this salad is really difficult to find.  I would recommend not using any substitutes. The only one I would even consider is taking out the ham and adding extra turkey.

Serves 6


14 ounces ham, cut into strips

14 ounces cooked turkey breast, cut into strips

14 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into strips

1/2 cup slivered sweet gherkin pickles

1 head lettuce, shredded

12-16 pimento stuffed olives (or more to taste)


2 teaspoons white vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons onion juice

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 hard boiled egg, diced

  • To make the dressing combine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar and mustards
  • Stir to dissolve sugar
  • Add mayonnaise, parsley, egg and salt
  • Mix well
  • Combine ham, turkey, cheese and pickles in a large bowl
  • Toss in dressing
  • Divide lettuce among plates
  • Top with salad and garnish each plate with two olives

Serve with croissants or hard rolls