Hello, friends! I took a little bit of a blogging break these past few weeks, but I did make a few things to share with you during that time, one of which is this Easy Cobb Salad. This is one of my favorite kind of salads to order when I eat out, but I had never made one myself—so it was something I definitely needed to make!
There’s some prep work that takes a little time, chopping and dicing the veggies and chicken (use leftover chicken to save time), and cooking and crumbling the bacon, but it’s so worth it! Also here’s a little time-saving tip—if you don’t have time to cook and crumble the bacon. purchase a packet of Hormel Black Label Real Chopped Bacon, and that works just as well—the bacon is already cooked and crumbled for you!
If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, which is traditionally used in Cobb Salads, you can substitute crumbled feta, or cubed or shredded cheddar cheese. I happen to like blue cheese myself, so that’s what I used in my salad!
Easy Cobb Salad
EASY COBB SALAD by NancyC
Makes 4 to 6 servings
7 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce or mixed greens
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 3/4 cup), or substitute pre-cooked-and-crumbled real chopped bacon
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (to save time, use leftover or rotisserie chicken)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (or substitute crumbled feta cheese, or cubed or shredded cheddar cheese)
1/2 cup diced red onion
Your favorite dressing (Ranch, Italian, or Balsamic Vinaigrette work well)
In a large salad bowl, arrange the chopped romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens in an even layer.
Top greens with the crumbled bacon, hard-boiled eggs, chopped chicken, cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, crumbled blue cheese, and diced red onion, arranging these ingredients in rows.
Serve in small salad bowls with your favorite salad dressing or vinaigrette. Ranch or Italian dressings, or Balsamic Vinaigrette are good options.
NOTE: To save time in making the salad, cook your bacon and chicken ahead of time—or use leftover or rotisserie chicken and pre-cooked-and-crumbled real chopped bacon.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
I made this salad in the new large Enamelware Salad Bowl from MaryandMartha.com, and the photos also show their Enamelware Bowls and Enamelware Salad Server Set. I love how the handles of the server set have “serve” and “love” on them as part of the design. And the salad bowls have the words, “Lets eat with grateful and sincere hearts!” which I really like since I’m trying to be intentional about having a grateful attitude! The large salad bowl has the Scripture, “We have shared together the blessings of God.” Philippians 1:7. These enamelware products are perfect for spring and summer entertaining!
Are you a fan of Cobb Salad? What other kinds of salads do you like?
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