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cobb salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This delicious Cobb Salad combines grilled chicken, smoked bacon, hard-boiled eggs, sweet sun ripened tomatoes, red onions, avocado, and gorgonzola cheese all in a homemade avocado ranch dressing. Summer perfect, this salad is just right for those nights when you just do not want to cook or you just want something cool and refreshing. Complete main meal summer salads are the best. They are quick to come together and quite often several of the ingredients can be prepared earlier in the day.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For cobb salad

  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2
    avocado smashed and smooth
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    chopped fresh chives (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 2
    chicken breasts
  • 2/3 c
    bottled italian dressing
  • 6 c
    chopped romaine or mixed greens
  • 6 slice
    cooked bacon coarsely chopped
  • 4
    hard-boiled eggs peeled and quartered
  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 c
    red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2
    avocado peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1
    lemon juiced (for spritzing or brushing on avocado)
  • 5 oz
    gorgonzola cheese

How To Make cobb salad

  • 1
    In small bowl whisk together milk, sour cream, mayonnaise, avocado, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill and parsley. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the salad.
  • 2
    Marinate the chicken in the italian dressing for about 30 minutes. Grill the chicken in a 375-400 degree preheated grill for about 10-12 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees; flipping halfway through. Cover loosely with an aluminum foil tent.
  • 3
    Fill salad bowl or salad platter with greens. Top with bacon, eggs, tomatoes, and red onion.
  • 4
    Brush or spritz the sliced avocado with lemon juice. Add the avocado to the top of the salad.
  • 5
    Top with the gorgonzola. Serve with the dressing on the side or drizzled over the top.