A Healthy Cobb Salad
These cobb salad recipes have a delicious and unique flavor that is easy to enjoy. You’ll find that each variation of the original contains its special flavors that are great to experiment with. Some people like the subtlety of the crispiness of the chips mixed with the lettuce leaves. Other people like the crunchiness of the chopped hard-boiled eggs. Then, some prefer the taste of the chives mixed into the mix. It’s all up to you!
To make the *perfect* cobb salad, you MUST use homemade dressing. And it’s so easy. There’s no excuse. Just throw some red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, and olive oil into a mason jar and shake it out. There’s no need to stress over the vinaigrette emulsifying—the mason jar does all the hard work.
In terms of a cobb salad, you can take a lot of different routes. Our recipe is filled with crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, chicken breast, and creamy avocado. You can poach it, grill it, bake it, or cook it in and Instant Pot for the chicken. Or you can replace it with grilled steak or sautéed shrimp. Protein-wise, there’s a lot of room to play. But the blue cheese is non-negotiable. 😉
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4 – 6
0 HOURS 25 MINS
0 HOURS 30 MINS
red wine vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
cooked chicken, diced
slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
avocado, thinly sliced
crumbled blue cheese
cherry tomatoes, halved
Finely chopped chives
- In a jar, shake together vinegar, mustard, and oil and season with salt and pepper.
- On a large platter, spread out lettuce, then add rows of hard-boiled egg, chicken, bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and cherry tomatoes.
- Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with dressing, and garnish with chives.
For another great twist on your cobb salad recipe, try serving it with a spicy tomato sauce. A red or green sauce will go well with the tomatoes and should be filled with raw vegetables. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy this sauce and may even find it addictive. Pair the sauce with some crunchy lettuce leaves and sliced tomatoes. For an additional kick, top off with black pepper. This recipe is good any time of the week but works best when paired with pasta.