Cobb salad is delicious for an afternoon luncheon or for a warm weather dinner.
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A Cobb salad is a composed salad. The ingredients are presented in rows, rather than tossed, for an eye-appealing presentation. Pour dressing over everything and serve!
The presentation creates a lovely balance of color, texture and flavors.
The salad originated at the Brown Derby in LA, supposedly put together late in the evening at the end of service using what was left in the kitchen.
This is a quick and easy meal to make ahead; dress at the last minute for a light and refreshing lunch or dinner.
Cobb salad is a composed salad, which simply means the ingredients are not tossed together but laid out in a colorful and eye appealing way. Quick and easy recipe for lunch or dinner
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: One-Dish Meal/Salad
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup chopped chives
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 cups chopped lettuce (Romaine, Bibb, watercress)
20 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices cooked and coarsely chopped bacon
1 pound cooked whole boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 hard boiled eggs, quartered lengthwise
2 Hass avocado, peeled and sliced crosswise
4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
Combine the oil, vinegar, chives, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar. Close tightly and shake well.
Strew the lettuce across the bottom of a large platter.
Arrange each ingredient in a row.
Pour dressing over everything and serve.