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This beautiful and delectable Cobb salad brings all the best hearty protein together with fresh greens, tomatoes, and avocados. Healthy summer lunch or dinner, made in less than 30 minutes.

Cobb Salad Recipe

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This salad makes a perfect summer salad – it’s wholesome, delicious, and filling! It is also easy to make and assemble and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. It has become one of my favorite make-ahead lunches.

How to Make Cobb Salad

You might be wondering what is a Cobb salad and who invented it? It was created by Robert Cobb, the restaurant owner of Brown Derby in LA, who whipped it one night with leftovers. This delicious Californian salad has become one of the most popular salads on the menus of most American restaurants, and it’s now even a world-famous American dish.

Typically, for this salad, use chopped salad greens, tomato, avocado, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled, or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. Since Cobb salad has been around for so long, there are a lot of different versions. Some recipe variations use different dressings.

Pouring dressing over salad

Best Dressing

The classic Cobb salad dressing is usually made with red wine vinegar but you can substitute it with white wine vinegar as I did in this recipe. I also added some honey as a sweetener. It’s delicious and light. There are a lot of variations of the dressing. But the main ingredients are oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.

close up image of chicken cobb salad served in a large bowl

Can You Make This Salad Ahead

Yes, you can make this Cobb salad a day or two ahead. Don’t slice and add the avocado until you are ready to serve the salad. Also, keep the salad dressing in a jar in the fridge and add it just before serving.

California Cobb salad made with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, avocados and eggs

Healthy Cobb Salad – Perfect for Meal Prep

This classic Cobb salad is naturally gluten-free, low carb, keto-friendly and I made it Paleo by omitting the cheese. It’s loaded up with delicious veggies, crunchy bacon, grilled chicken, and sweet and tangy dressing. This is a salad I like to make in the summer because it’s so fresh and packed with protein which makes it a light full-meal.

This healthy salad is also great for meal prep because you can prep everything a couple of days ahead of time and eat it for lunch during the week. I like to make a batch of cooked chicken, oven-baked bacon, and a dozen hard-boiled eggs on Sundays to meal prep for the week. This makes it very easy to eat healthy even if you don’t have a lot of time to cook during the workweek. If you are a fan of meal prepping, you should add this salad to your meal prep routine.

summer salad served in a bowl

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Cobb Salad Recipe
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Cobb Salad Recipe

This beautiful and delectable Cobb salad brings all the best hearty protein together with fresh greens, tomatoes, and avocados. Healthy summer lunch or dinner, made in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

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Ingredients 
 

Cobb Salad

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Instructions 

Cobb Salad

  • Arrange chopped lettuce in a salad bowl or a plate.
  • Layer the chopped tomatoes, avocado, chicken, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs in rows.
  • Sprinkle some fresh chopped chives and drizzle the Honey Dijon vinaigrette on top.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.

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Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1117mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4747IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Neli Howard

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Neli Howard and the food blogger behind Delicious Meets Healthy. I started Delicious Meets Healthy in 2014 while working in public accounting. While everything I did at work was very analytical and detail oriented, I have enjoyed cooking because I get to use my creativity and experiment with flavors and textures of different foods.

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