Cobb Salad

This recipe for Cobb Salad is a slight variation to the original Cobb Salad served by the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. It was invented in the 1930’s at the Brown Derby and is named for the owner, Robert Howard Cobb, although it is not certain if he actually invented it or his chef, Chuck Wilson.

This internationally known dish served as the original or a variation is delicious. This time of year as the hot weather rolls in (actually the hot weather has been baking most of the country already)… salads are a welcome meal…. so I decided to post a variation to the original Cobb Salad.

The original Cobb Salad has a bed of mixed greens, tomato, hardboiled eggs, bacon, chunks of boiled or roasted chicken, avocado, bleu cheese and chives with a red wine vinaigrette.

My variation… I used roasted deli turkey instead of chicken… and instead of bleu cheese.. I used a Monterey Jack/Cheddar combination…. for the dressing… I left it up to each individual to make a choice.. I personally chose a Buttermilk ranch.


Make the bacon in the oven.. it’s a no fuss way to make bacon.. and line your pan with foil so clean up is a snap… if you need to know how to do it… see my post “Making Bacon in the Oven”.

Make perfect hard boiled eggs… no gray ring around the edge… follow the easy instructions in my post “Making Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs”.

Not everyone likes Bleu Cheese or Roquefort cheese… find out ahead if you plan on serving guests… a simple substitution can be a meal saver.

Serve this with some fresh bread and you have a delicious meal… and put together in minutes… how great is that?!

Recipe: Cobb Salad

All you need:

Mixed salad greens
Tomatoes, chopped
Hard boiled eggs, white and yolk separated and chopped
Avocado, chopped
Bacon, cooked and chopped
Roast Turkey or chicken, chopped
Cheese, your choice, shredded
Dressing of your choice

All you need to do:

Arrange salad greens on a large plate or platter

Arrange ingredients on top of salad greens.

Serve with dressing.

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