Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad - a classic salad that can be served as an entree that will keeps you full and satisfied. By Let the Baking Begin! I made this beautiful Cobb Salad couple days ago and I think the color palette of this salad echoes my mood today, happy and colorful! The flavors of the romaine lettuce, egg, avocado, bacon, chicken and the delicious dressing work so well together! Cobb Salad is an entree type of salad, since the ingredients are very rich and filling, even if combined with lettuce. Try this salad with my favorite Buttermilk Dressing and see just how easy it is to whip up at home! 

Here’s a little history lesson- Cobb salad has been around since 1930’s some say, and it’s a main dish American salad that always consists of Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon and Blue cheese. There’s many spins on this salad, where some add beans, or corn to it, others add olives, but most of the time it will be the 7 mentioned above.

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad - An entree salad that is made with lettuce, egg, bacon, cheese and avocado. Make your own dressing following my directions for the best flavor combination.  

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Calories: 614 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped spinach/romaine lettuce/ iceberg lettuce
  • 1 chicken breast split horizontally
  • 1 large tomato or 2 medium sized diced
  • 12 quail eggs or 2 large chicken eggs boiled
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 strips bacon rendered & crispy
  • 3 tablespoons cheese blue, cheddar or others, shredded
  • ½ onion sweet or red, diced

Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Brown the chicken on both sides in a skillet with 1-2 tablespoons oil. Finish by adding 1-2 tablespoons water, covering with a lid and allowing it to cook through, for another 4-5 minutes.
  2. Place bacon on a baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350, for 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, cut in small pieces. Alternatively, crisp up the bacon on a skillet, over medium heat.
  3. Boil the eggs. Peel & roughly chop them.
  4. Chop the spinach leaves/lettuce. Dice the onion and tomatoes. Peel & cut the avocado.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, transfer to cutting board, and cut against the grain, into strips.

Make the dressing

  1. Mix all ingredients in a jar and shake it until it’s well combined, or combine in a bowl and whisk to combine.

Assembly

  1. Place the salad in in a bowl.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in strips, for a beautiful presentation.
  3. Serve the dressing on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Cobb Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 550mg 183%
Sodium 876mg 37%
Potassium 1011mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 147.1%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 36.2%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • we love cobb salad, often make it when I have small amounts of different veggies left over at home 🙂

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    • I haven’t made it in so long prior to this time that it felt like something totally new lol but yeah, it’s awesome!

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