Cobb Salad


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!

I love to make easy salad recipes during the week for lunch or dinner. This cobb salad is at the top of my list, as well as my Mediterranean salad, mandarin orange salad and BBQ chicken salad.

cobb salad


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

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 recipe

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. :)

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cobb salad

Cobb Salad Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobb salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

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)


  1. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. 

  2. Place the chicken into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through the center. 

  3. Once cooked, remove from the heat and slice into thin strips once slightly cooled.

  4. 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. 

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cobb Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 975mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 182%
Vitamin C 25.7%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 comments on “Cobb Salad”

  1. This salad looks so fresh and yummy! I want some for lunch today!


  2. Love all those ingredients look amazing !!

  3. Your pictures are so beautiful! It looks so yummy!

  4. This salad is perfect. So easy and the addition of avocado is just what I need!

  5. Cobb salads are always a winner!

  6. One of my favorite salads to make for lunch! So tasty!

  7. This looks so tasty! I love all the colors!

  8. So vibrant, healthy and yummy! I love this! looks so good!

  9. What a great salad for lunch! Love everything in there!

  10. There is nothing like a good cobb salad!

  11. Love this healthy option! Healthy means I can eat more, right?

  12. This looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it!

  13. A favorite of mine! This looks delicious, and what a great, lighter meal to serve! I need to get this on my table soon!

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