Cobb Salad is a versatile green salad topped with chicken, bacon, avocado, egg, tomatoes, and blue cheese and served with your favorite dressing.
Salads are an excellent choice as a summertime lunch or dinner (or enjoy them all throughout the year). Round out your meal with our popular Bread Twists or Dinner Rolls.
Cobb Salad is a hearty, protein-packed salad that is bursting with flavor. It is typically served as a main course but can also be served as a side salad at potlucks or to complement a lighter meal. Because of the good amount of protein, this salad is very filling and can keep you full for hours!
Cobb Salad Toppings:
One way to easily remember the toppings that go on a Cobb salad is the acronym “EAT COBB”:
- Chicken (grilled or breaded)
- Onion (green or red)
- Blue and cheddar cheese
Unlike other salads, Cobb salad ingredients don’t vary much. They almost always have the same ingredients. That’s why they are a popular menu item at restaurants because no matter where you go, it will pretty much be the same across the board (maybe with some variation in dressings). You almost can’t mess it up.
The chicken that is prepared for a Cobb salad can either be grilled or breaded. Grilled chicken is more “authentic” than breaded, but both ways are delicious. For grilled chicken, we highly recommend using the chicken recipe from our Satu’li Bowls Copycat recipe. If you want to use breaded chicken, you can use pre-breaded chicken from the grocery store or you can make your own by using our oven-fried chicken recipe. You can also simply use a rotisserie chicken and shred it over your salad.
A classic Cobb is traditionally served with some type of light red wine vinaigrette. However, there are many different dressings that you can use and it will still taste great. You can keep it simple by using a splash of red wine vinegar or a little balsamic vinegar or you can make your own dressing from scratch. Here are some of our favorite salad dressings that complement Cobb Salad:
- Red wine vinaigrette
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Ranch dressing
- Blue cheese dressing
- Creamy lemon and basil dressing
Hard Boiled Eggs
Making hard boiled eggs for this recipe in the Instant Pot is a breeze and only takes 15 minutes start-to-finish! We like to cook up a bunch at once, use what we need for this recipe, and save the rest for later.
The Cobb salad was originally created by restaurant owner, Robert Howard Cobb. It is believed that he simply had the midnight munchies and went to the kitchen to cobble up a salad with whatever ingredients he could find, thus creating the popular salad on a whim. (source: Wikipedia)
Cobb salads are made with a specific combination of ingredients including chicken, bacon, avocado, egg, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese. Chef salads are usually made with more “garden” ingredients such as carrots, broccoli, cucumber, etc… and can vary greatly depending on the chef that is preparing it.
Cobb salad is an excellent choice for those practicing the Keto lifestyle. Just serve with grilled chicken and check the carb content on the dressing of your choice.
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How To Make Cobb Salad
- 2 cups chopped romaine letuce
- 1 chicken breast grilled or breaded, cooked and sliced
- 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 hard boiled egg peeled and sliced
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
- 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese shredded or cubed
- 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
- green onion for garnish
- 4 tablespoons salad dressing (see options above)
- Cook or grill chicken and prep remaining ingredients.
- Place lettuce in a single-serving salad bowl or plate. Distribute the remaining ingredients over the lettuce in sections or rows.Serve with dressing of your choice.