Whether you're counting calories or not, using turkey-style bacon and less blue cheese is a simple way to reduce the calories and fat in this classic main course salad. Topped off with a refreshing avocado dressing, this salad is sure to please!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Avocado Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Avocado Dressing: In a blender or mini-chopper, blend avocado, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and water, until smooth. Thin dressing with additional water if desired.

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  • Salad: Divide salad greens among individual plates. Place a mound of chicken in center of each. Arrange turkey-style bacon, tomatoes, egg wedges and red onion around chicken. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.

Variation:

Use diced ham in place of chicken and regular bacon in place of turkey-style bacon. Use shredded Cheddar, Swiss, Gouda or your favourite cheese instead of blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts

474.4 calories; 32.9 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 265.3 mg cholesterol; 687.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
The dressing is a perfect Cobb Salad dressing. I pretty much followed the recipe although I tend to eye ball the measurements. I added additional water to thin. My husband and teenage son were effusive in their praise. I omitted the blue cheese and onion for the son. I added some chopped cucumber and some fresh corn leftover from corn-on-the-cobb the previous night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
The dressing is a perfect Cobb Salad dressing. I pretty much followed the recipe although I tend to eye ball the measurements. I added additional water to thin. My husband and teenage son were effusive in their praise. I omitted the blue cheese and onion for the son. I added some chopped cucumber and some fresh corn leftover from corn-on-the-cobb the previous night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
The dressing is a perfect Cobb Salad dressing. I pretty much followed the recipe although I tend to eye ball the measurements. I added additional water to thin. My husband and teenage son were effusive in their praise. I omitted the blue cheese and onion for the son. I added some chopped cucumber and some fresh corn leftover from corn-on-the-cobb the previous night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Good little cobber. Add a little more water to the dressing and double up bam bam delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2015
Loved the salad dressing! Also added avocado slices to the salad...can't get too much of a good thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2015
I made it as directed. I added extra avocado cubes on top and it was most delicious. A new favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
I'm not a salad person but I gave this a try. This is the best dressing I've ever had! Never ate this much salad in one sitting before. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2018
Will make again. Was quick and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
The only thing "mini" about this salad is the amount of calories! It made a delicious and satisfying meal that both children and grown ups enjoyed. And the avocado dressing was so light and refreshing I will be make it for other salads this Summer. I omitted the onions because of the kids and added some diced avocados. thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
What's not to love about a cobb salad? Hearty & filling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
Will definitely make again!! Read More