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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Healthy Salad Recipes You Will Love
- Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad
- Mediterranean Tuna Salad
- Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken
- Chef Salad
- Caesar Salad
Cobb Salad Recipe
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 6 oz boneless chicken breast, cooked and sliced
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 oz crumbled Roquefort cheese, (omit for Paleo)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
- chopped fresh chives, for garnish
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoon honey, (use sugar alternative on low-carb diet)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 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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Your salad is great for summer; I usually make it for my family. Awesome, thank you
I made this recipe for my family last night and it is the perfect cobb salad! I’m hoping to make some for my sister but she’s a vegetarian so I might replace the chicken with tuna. Any idea if that would still turn out good? Thank you!
Delicious!! Delicious!! Delicious!! We really enjoyed this salad!
Look so nutritious and filling. I have been adding eggs which I don’t normally do to my salads as of lately too.
I love cobb salad! I’ve actually never tried making it at home but you make it seem so easy! I like the idea of Roquefort cheese too!
Love cobb salad so much and your version looks absolutely delicious!!
Soo fresh and full of flavour, loved it!
One of my favourite salads, It really does have everything.
Wow…This is amazing recipe, promise i really like it. I cant wait to make like this recipe also… 5 star for this. Thanks for sharing. I love it.
Made this salad and it was a big hit. My son asked if we could have it again the next night. I had enough fixing to enjoy it again.
Hi there, thank you for the email and this yummy salad, can’t wait to make it