Cobb Salad – A delicious salad recipe that’s fresh, flavorful and full of your favorite toppings! Makes the perfect lunch or dinner any day of the week. This cobb salad recipe is a staple at our house!
Cobb salad recipe
I love a good classic cobb salad! It’s one of my favorite lunches and I make one at least once a week! Whenever I have leftover chicken in the fridge, I typically will make this cobb salad. It is so good and easy! Since it’s summer time I added some grilled corn into mine, but you definitely could leave that out if you prefer. I love the added crunch it gives though. You could also add croutons for a small crunch, too. The more fix in’s, the better in my opinion!
Cobb salad ingredients
The best part about a cobb salad is that you can add all of your favorite ingredients and leave out what you don’t like. Below are my favorites to add in.
Mixed greens: Any mixed greens will work in this recipe. Try romaine, spinach or a spring mix.
Chicken: I cooked my chicken on the skillet, however feel free to bake or grill it if preferred. You can also use rotisserie or shredded chicken to make it easier.
Bacon: I love the addition of bacon to a cobb salad. You can substitute for turkey bacon if desired.
Tomatoes: I used sliced cherry tomatoes, but any kind would work.
Corn: Corn adds a great crunch to this cobb salad recipe. I like to grill my corn for added flavor, but you can also microwave it as well.
Avocados: I like to dice up one whole avocado using my avocado peeler. Helps speed up the process and is super easy!
Egg: Not only are hard boiled eggs yummy, but I also like the addition of the added protein.
Optional add ins: Cheddar, feta, blue or roquefort cheese
Cobb salad dressing
I love making a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing for this salad, but you’re welcome to use your favorite store bought as well.
For homemade ranch dressing, you’ll need:
- 1 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
What is the difference between a chef and a Cobb salad?
Although the two salads are somewhat similar, there is a difference between a chef and a cobb salad. Both salads typically include lettuce, cheese, a hard boiled egg and meats, however a cobb salad includes the addition of avocado and tomatoes. Both are delicious, however the cobb salad recipe just includes a couple of extra yummy ingredients. :)
Cobb Salad Recipe
Cobb Salad - A delicious salad recipe that's fresh, flavorful and full of your favorite toppings! Makes the perfect lunch or dinner any day of the week. This cobb salad recipe is a staple at our house!
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut in half horizontally)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 8 cups romaine lettuce (spinach or spring mix)
- 1 cup corn
- 2 tomatoes (sliced or diced)
- 1 avocado (sliced or diced)
- 2 boiled eggs (sliced or diced)
- 4 strips of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- 1/4 cup green onion (sliced thin)
For serving: Ranch dressing (or your favorite dressing)
Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through the center.
Once cooked, remove from the heat and slice into thin strips once slightly cooled.
Layer the lettuce in one large bowl, or 4 individual bowls. Top with chicken, tomatoes, avocado, eggs, bacon and onion. Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad and toss until combined. S&P, to taste.
For homemade ranch dressing: Whisk together 1 cup mayo, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.