This recipe is an easy way to make a classic Cobb salad. It also includes a simple red wine vinaigrette, the traditional Cobb salad dressing.
About This Recipe
This Cobb salad is loaded with all of the tasty traditional Cobb toppings: avocado, bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, chicken, red onion, chives, and hardboiled eggs.
It also includes a simple recipe for a red wine vinaigrette dressing.
Cobb salad is a go-to for when you're craving a satisfying salad and don't want to spend a lot of time cooking. It's always a crowd-pleaser and can be easily customized to what you (or your guests) like best.
How to Make Cobb Salad
Cobb salad looks impressive but is super simple to make. First you'll cook your bacon and chicken and while it cooks you can chop up your toppings and make your dressing.
Salad assembly is easy: add a base layer of lettuce and then add your toppings. Pour in the dressing and toss just before serving.
Popular Questions About The Recipe
What Dressing Should Be Used With Cobb Salad?
Red wine vinaigrette is the traditional Cobb salad dressing; but you could also use any other light vinaigrette or opt for a creamier alternative like ranch or Blue cheese.
The recipe at the bottom of this page includes an easy way to make a red wine vinaigrette (mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar & dijon mustard).
Should a Cobb Salad Be Tossed?
This comes down to personal preference, but usually Cobb salads are tossed before serving.
An exception might be if you are serving people who have different tastes and want to serve toppings on top (or separately) so that people can serve themselves the toppings they prefer.
Can You Make Cobb Salad Vegetarian?
There are two elements of Cobb salad that are not vegetarian: chicken & bacon. To make this salad vegetarian, leave out the chicken & bacon. You could also add in more hard boiled eggs instead of these meat items.
How to Store Cobb Salad
- In the fridge: cover and store your Cobb salad in the fridge for up to 3 - 5 days. Store your salad without dressing to avoid the lettuce becoming soggy.
- In the freezer: it's not recommended to freeze this recipe as there are many fresh ingredients that will lose their texture.
PRO TIP: use a salad spinner to spin your lettuce and remove any moisture before assembling your salad. This will keep your lettuce fresher for longer.Print
Looking for more healthy salad ideas? Check out the fresh, Italian-inspired Antipasto Salad.
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