California Cobb Salad

California Cobb Salad

What’s the secret to a good salad?

…creamy dressing?

…a handful of your favorite nuts?

…BACON????

Well, I do think all of those things can only make a salad better, but none of them can save a salad that’s wet and soggy.

What I’m saying is that the secret to a good salad is super dry greens.

California Cobb

If you don’t believe me, try it. Nothing ruins a salad more than a bunch of water making the dressing all watered down (see all the water in the above photo? That’s just from one head of lettuce).

Cobb Salad

While I do love a simple salad from time to time, sometimes you have to go all out and have a loaded salad, like a California Cobb.

I mean…blue cheese, bacon, chicken, avocado, hard boiled eggs, and tomatoes?! It’s a killer combination.

California Cobb Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 haas avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cooked and diced chicken breast
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. To prepare the hard boiled eggs, place the eggs into a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil (with the lid on). Once it’s boiling, remove from the heat, and set a timer for 7 minutes. Drain and peel under cool running water, and slice.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic clove, and a pinch of salt and pepper, until combined and emulsified.
  3. Place all the salad ingredients in a bowl and pour over the vinaigrette. Enjoy!
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