Cobb Salad Recipe

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This is my take on a Cobb Salad Recipe, featuring a dressing, I can chug😉. Since I don’t follow celebrities or celebrity news, I was told by all of you in my comments this is the actual salad Jennifer Aniston ate on the set of Friends every day for lunch. I also have shared my OG recipe here which went super viral and became a trend! Whichever version you make, the results are delicious, fresh, healthy and satisfying.

Why You’ll Love this Cobb Salad Recipe

This Cobb Salad Recipe will blow your mind. The textures are interesting and varied, the flavors are fresh and bright and the dressing…wait until you try this dressing! I suggest you double or triple the recipe and keep it in a jar in the fridge so you have it all week long. This is a salad with a lot of components but they’re all versatile and adaptable according to your dietary needs and what you have in your fridge.

How to Prepare this Cobb Salad Recipe

🥚 In a small pot on the stove, boil a few eggs (as hard or soft as you prefer), then cool, peel and set aside.

🔪 Using a sharp knife, chop up the lettuce and add to a large bowl.

🥓 Cook bacon slices in the air-fryer (or in a pan on the stove) until crispy. Chop up the bacon into pieces and set aside.

🔥 Cook one small chicken breast in a little bit of olive oil salt and pepper (either in the oven, stove top or air-fryer). Then cube it and add it in the middle of the salad on top of the romaine.

🥣 Now, start building the rest of your salad by adding the remaining toppings.

🌿 Sprinkle some chives or parsley overtop the whole salad.

🫙 Next, make your dressing in a small mason jar.

🫒 Add olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper to the jar and give it all a shake.

🥗 Finally, pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🥗

This salad is a meal prep dream! Start the week with your eggs boiled, chicken and bacon cooked, lettuce washed, veggies chopped and salad dressing made. That way, all you have to do is mix and match and assemble when you’re ready to eat or pack your lunch.

Cobb Salad Recipe

Variations and Substitutions for this Cobb Salad Recipe

  1. I’ve used 🥬 romaine lettuce in this Cobb Salad Recipe, but feel free to use baby spinach or any other leafy greens you like.
  2. If you’re vegetarian, definitely feel free to use turkey bacon instead of regular 🥓 bacon and omit the chicken. If you eat 🐟 fish, you could add in tuna, salmon or shrimp.
  3. If you’d like to make this recipe vegan, omit the chicken, bacon, egg and cheese and add in crispy tofu pieces, chickpeas and your favorite non-dairy cheese.
  4. If you want to make the dressing vegan as well, simply add some agave or 🍁 maple syrup to mustard and use that instead of honey Dijon mustard. 

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Common Questions

How do I get perfect hard-boiled eggs?

I have a whole blog post dedicated to helping you make a perfect hard-boiled egg! Check it out here: Boiling and Peeling Eggs Perfectly.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

This Cobb Salad Recipe is so versatile. Simply omit the chicken and add turkey bacon instead of regular bacon here. If you eat fish, you could add tuna or baked salmon for extra protein.

can I make this recipe vegan?

Absolutely! Simply omit the chicken, egg, bacon and feta cheese and add crisp tofu, chickpeas and your favorite non-dairy cheese.

how can I make the salad dressing vegan?

If you want to make the dressing vegan as well, simply add some agave or maple syrup to mustard and use that instead of honey dijon mustard. 

Can I make this Cobb salad recipe ahead?

I would say that the components can all be prepped ahead of time for the week. Have your eggs boiled, chicken and bacon cooked, lettuce washed, veggies chopped and salad dressing made. That way all you have to do is mix and match and assemble when you’re ready to eat.

will any other chicken cuts work here?

I simply cooked a chicken breast with salt pepper and avocado oil in my air fryer, but you can use any recipe or chicken you love. You can even use chicken from leftover rotisserie chicken. 

Any other topping ideas?

The options are really endless in this Cobb Salad Recipe. Add in artichokes, olives, chickpeas, goat cheese or crisp cucumber, whatever you have kicking around in the fridge!

Cobb Salad Recipe

Cobb Salad Recipe

This Cobb Salad Recipe will blow your mind. The textures are interesting and varied, the flavors are fresh and bright and the dressing…wait until you try this dressing!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 romaine heart , chopped
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 hard boiled eggs , or soft-boiled
  • 2 pieces cooked bacon, can use turkey bacon
  • ¼ cup feta , crumbled or cubed
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 6 cherry tomatoes , sliced in half
  • red onion , thinly sliced, optional

The Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Boil a few eggs, peel and set aside. Chop the lettuce and add it to a bowl. Feel free to use baby spinach or any other leafy greens you like.
  • I cooked my bacon in the air-fryer on the bacon setting but you can also cook it on the stove or even in the oven until crispy. Chop up the bacon into pieces and set aside.
  • Cook one small piece of chicken breast in a little bit of olive oil salt and pepper. You can cook it in the air-fryer as per my notes or even in the oven. You can also cook it in a pan on the stove or even grill it too. Cube it and add it in the middle of the salad on top of the romaine.
  • Add the rest of the toppings in the order that you see on my photo or video below and feel free to add any other toppings you like.
  • Now, In a small mason jar add all of the ingredients for the dressing and give it a shake. Pour it on top and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 277mg, Sodium: 428mg, Potassium: 803mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 5601IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 162mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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