This Cobb salad has some of my favorite ingredients: chicken, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and avocado.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • Divide shredded lettuce among individual plates.

  • Evenly divide and arrange chicken, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon, avocado and green onions in a row on top of the lettuce.

  • Drizzle with your favorite dressing and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

525 calories; 39.9 g total fat; 179 mg cholesterol; 915 mg sodium. 10.2 g carbohydrates; 31.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I travel frequently and often have Cobb Salads when I do - on planes in restaurants hotels and even from grocery stores. I love a good Cobb Salad but I never much paid attention to what I know is a classic list of ingredients. So glad to find this recipe here and this is quite easily the best Cobb Salad I've ever had anywhere probably because I controlled the ingredients their quality and their freshness. I stuck to the ingredients as written as again I recognize them to be critical to an authentic Cobb Salad. I did however make my own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. This was an ideal dinner to make for myself since Hubs is out of town and he would have never eaten this in a million years - well not with the Blue cheese anyway. My tummy is happy. (Tip: Penzey's Spices makes a seasoning blend called "Buttermilk Dressing and Dip" which makes a quick but awesome ranch dressing! I don't even use buttermilk - just sour cream mayo and half and half to desired thickness) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2011
I had such high expectations for this! I didn't like it at all. There was too much lettuce not enough "stuff " and the flavor of it was just very bland. It had a lot of prep-work to it and the result wasn't worth it. Thanks for the recipe anyway though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I travel frequently and often have Cobb Salads when I do - on planes in restaurants hotels and even from grocery stores. I love a good Cobb Salad but I never much paid attention to what I know is a classic list of ingredients. So glad to find this recipe here and this is quite easily the best Cobb Salad I've ever had anywhere probably because I controlled the ingredients their quality and their freshness. I stuck to the ingredients as written as again I recognize them to be critical to an authentic Cobb Salad. I did however make my own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. This was an ideal dinner to make for myself since Hubs is out of town and he would have never eaten this in a million years - well not with the Blue cheese anyway. My tummy is happy. (Tip: Penzey's Spices makes a seasoning blend called "Buttermilk Dressing and Dip" which makes a quick but awesome ranch dressing! I don't even use buttermilk - just sour cream mayo and half and half to desired thickness) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Hmmm....Ranch dressing and iceberg? Now that's a first for me including the reviewer who said that thousand island was the only way to go. However who cares if it's not the "original" recipe; if it tastes good eat it! I prefer a mixture of romaine and butter lettuce with a dressing consisting of red wine vinegar olive oil (which I drizzle in slowly to emulsify) dijon mustard chopped fresh chives and crumbled blue cheese. Any way you decide to make this salad with whatever dressing it will always be a hit. Thanks so much Mr. Bill! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2008
Delicious salad!! I usually don't like vegetables or salad but I ate this salad every day for lunch until it was gone. Will def. make again. UPDATE: I always buy rotisserie chicken and crumbled gorgonzola cheese from the grocery store so that I can put this salad together quickly. I also use home-made ranch dressing II (from this site) and it makes this salad even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
Delicious!! Delicious!! Delicious!! I omitted the green onions (just don't like them) and added some canned peas and black olives. Used the Ranch (despite the controversy going on about what dressing to use) and wouldn't have it any other way. I think it's all about the Ranch you choose to use. I used Marie's Creamy Ranch (found in the produce isle) and experienced heaven for a short while!! Try this!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
Since it was way too hot to cook tonight this salad was perfect! Plus I was able to use up some left over grilled chicken. Talk about a win - win situation! Not to mention it has three of my husband's favorite things - hard boiled eggs bacon and ranch dressing. This salad was cool crisp and full of great tasting ingredients. I've always ordered Cobb Salad's out but it's nice to make this at home. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2005
I use feta instead of blue cheese for a milder taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
I love ordering Cobb Salad at restaurants but the fresh salad at home was even more fabulous. I put some boneless chicken breast in a garlic flavored italian dressing in the morning and threw them on the grill while chopping up all the other ingredients. This one is a bit time-consuming in the prep department but the finished product is well worth it. Tasty and a beautiful presentation with all the colors and textures! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
We really enjoyed this salad! The kids are off of school today & wanted to go to one of those buffet places (in which all they eat is a salad anyway & why pay 20 when I had all the ingredients on hand..even the blue cheese). I did use 1/2 iceberg & 1/2 spinich (uncooked) & used left over turkey it's delicious! OOPS I forgot to mention to the kids that there is blue cheese in it & they never even noticed;) Thanks Bill! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
This is a fabulous recipe! To make it better use Bleu Cheese Dressing. Deelish! Read More
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