Original Cobb Salad

Original Cobb Salad Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This is a classic recipe for Cobb Salad. It's filling enough to be served as a main dish. Its exact origin is up for debate, but most reliable stories suggest it was first created at the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood in 1929 or sometime in the early 1930s. This is the original Cobb Salad recipe. The chopped ingredients are usually arranged in an attractive pattern for presentation, with the salad tossed just before serving. There are endless ways to adjust this salad to suit your own taste buds, such as tossing in a little lobster, crab, shrimp or scallops.


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4 to 6
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 1/2 large
    head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch
    watercress, chopped
  • 1 small
    bunch chicory, chopped
  • 1/2 large
    head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 medium
    chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 2 medium
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large
    avocado, diced
  • 6
    strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 large
    hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped chives
  • 1/2 c
    finely grated roquefort cheese
  • 1 c
    red-wine vinaigrette

How to Make Original Cobb Salad


  1. Toss the greens together, and place on a platter.
  2. Arrange the chicken, tomatoes, and avocado over the top of the greens.
  3. Sprinkle the bacon, eggs, chives and cheese on top.
  4. Just before serving, gently toss the salad with the vinaigrette.

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About Original Cobb Salad

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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