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cobb salad

Cobb Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


An easy way to make a classic Cobb salad with all of the traditional toppings. PLUS a simple recipe for red wine vinaigrette. 

Note: this recipe is also naturally keto-friendly & gluten-free.




  • 4 slices of bacon
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper 
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) 
  • 68 cups chopped romaine lettuce 
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, quartered 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 avocado, diced 
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles 
  • ¼ cup red Onion 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish

Salad Dressing (Red Wine Vinaigrette): 

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the bacon on a baking sheet lined with foil. Once the oven is preheated, cook the bacon for 15 – 20 minutes, until cooked & crispy. Crumble or chop into pieces once cooked. 
  2. As the bacon cooks, in a small bowl mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle this mixture onto both sides of the chicken breasts. 
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook, covered, 5 – 6 minutes on each side. The chicken should be cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. 
  4. Make the salad dressing by whisking together the red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and olive oil. You can also use a store bought red wine vinaigrette (or balsamic vinaigrette). 
  5. Assemble the salad: add the lettuce to a large bowl and then top it with all of the remaining ingredients except for the chives. Drizzle the dressing on top and then toss (use tongs if you have them). Sprinkle the chives on top.


  • Eggs: it’s easiest to buy store-bought hardboiled eggs, but you can also make your own. Here’s how to make perfect hardboiled eggs: instructions here
  • Dressing: you can make your own or use store-bought dressing. Red wine vinaigrette is the traditional choice for Cobb salads (this is what is included in the recipe), but you could also use balsamic vinaigrette. 
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American