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Cobb Salad Recipe

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This Cobb Salad Recipe is great for a large crowd, a family dinner or a dinner party. This cobb salad mixes greens, tomatoes, creamy avocado, sliced hard boiled eggs, blue cheese, shredded chicken, crispy bacon, chickpeas and chives in a red wine vinaigrette dressing. Add in any additional vegetables you like from carrots, to cucumber, to bell peppers, to onions. 

Cobb Salad on platter

COBB SALAD RECIPE

As Easter approaches I think today’s Cobb Salad Recipe would be a great addition to your holiday table. This is a hearty, filling salad that is loaded with delicious ingredients. It makes a really nice salad for a large group because you can serve it on a big platter and people can create their own cobb salad to their liking. 

Today’s Cobb Salad uses most of the traditional ingredients you will find in a cobb salad except chickpeas. I love adding chickpeas to salad for protein and because they are healthy. I used this Crunchy Roasted Chickpea recipe to make crispy chickpeas and added those. You can also just add chickpeas out of the can. 

Cobb Salad Recipe on white and blue plate

COBB SALAD INGREDIENTS

GREENS: Greens are a great addition to a cobb salad. I used a mixed green but you could do arugula or spinach. 

TOMATOES: I like to use cherry tomatoes in my salad. You can also just dice up tomatoes as well. 

AVOCADO: Avocado is not only healthy but adds a nice creamy texture to the salad. I try to buy my avocados a few days before serving the salad to let them ripen. 

EGGS: Hard boiled eggs are a healthy ingredients that is added to cobb salads. You can make your own hard boiled eggs or buy them pre-made. 

MEAT: If you want to add meat to your cobb salad I suggest crispy bacon and shredded chicken. To save time buy a rotisserie chicken and shred that. 

CHEESE: I add blue cheese to my cobb salad. If that isn’t your thing leave it out, try mozzarella or even something like feta. Get creative! 

DRESSING: The cobb salad dressing is a light red wine vinaigrette dressing. It is not too overpowering but still adds flavor. 

CHICKPEAS: Chickpeas aren’t traditionally in cobb salads but you know my love for them runs deep. I love adding them either out of the can or crispy. 

Cobb Salad Recipe with wooden tongs

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE A COBB SALAD WITH?

I think a cobb salad works nicely for a holiday, a big gathering or a main dish for your family. It is nice when you can arrange it on a big platter and let people serve themselves. Here are some dishes I would serve it with. 

For the holidays it would be great served with this Herb Butter Roasted Turkey.

Serve the cobb salad with this Tandoori grilled chicken, Grilled Flank Steak or Baked Cod

My two favorite cuts of steak to serve with this salad is a Grilled Ribeye or a New York Strip Steak

Cobb Salad with eggs

Cobb Salad with eggs

Cobb Salad Recipe

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Cobb Salad Recipe is great for a large crowd, a family dinner or a dinner party. This cobb salad mixes greens, tomatoes, creamy avocado, sliced hard boiled eggs, blue cheese, shredded chicken, crispy bacon, chickpeas and chives in a red wine vinaigrette dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 6 ounce Package of greens
  • 2 cups cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounce of blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 cups of rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 7-8 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 2 cups of regular or crispy chickpeas
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons honey dijon mustard 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 

Instructions

    1. If you want to add the crispy chickpeas use this recipe here and cook them while you make the salad. Otherwise you can use regular chickpeas too.
    2. Cook the bacon until crispy and dice when done cooking.
    3. Shred the rotisserie chicken and dice all the vegetables.
    4. On a large platter arrange your ingredients starting with chicken and bacon, then the blue cheese, greens, tomatoes, chickpeas and the eggs and avocados on the outer edges.
    5. In a large mason jar or a salad dressing container mix together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
    6. Sprinkle the chives on the salad.
    7. Drizzle the salad dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

Notes

Feel free to add whatever vegetables you like.

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