Every time I go to a family restaurant or Highway Diner, Cobb Salads are often available on the menu. When I am able to spot a cobb salad on a menu I’m saying to myself (Yessssss they got it).
When it comes to salads, the Cobb Salad is the heartbeat of America. A cobb salad is one of the most entertaining salads to eat.
There are lots of ingredients and it only takes minutes to make.
I like how cobb salads are presented in layers although sometimes they are served mixed.
It will not have you feeling empty
Here are 4 Cobb Salad Recipes To Consider
The Epicurious has this Cobb Salad. Here they use 4 kinds of lettuce.
Damn Delicious has this Cobb Salad. The Grilled Chicken looks absolutely delicious
Southern Living has this Shrimp Cobb Salad with bacon dressing. Includes lots of shrimp
Carlsbad Cravings has this Cobb Salad, check out the additional ingredients she has.
Cobb Salad Tips
If you have any chicken or egg leftover it is a good idea to use them
Always start with cooking the chicken because it takes the longest
What to serve with Cobb Salad? Cobb Salad can be served on its own, but a slice of bread always is good to have with it
Vinaigrette seems to be the dressing of choice but you can also have ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing
What makes a Cobb salad a Cobb salad?
An instant classic, the Cobb is a chopped salad made up of lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, bacon, avocado, Roquefort cheese (blue cheese is often substituted), tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette. It is hearty and filling, and a little bit decadent as far as salads go. And yes, it was actually named after a person
The Cobb Salad is an American garden salad mainly made up with salad greens, including iceberg, watercress, romaine and endives that are combined with the following
- Cherry tomatoes
- Chicken Breasts,
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Roquefort Cheese
- Roasted Corn
- Ground Pepper
- Kosher Salt
What does Cobb stand for?
The reason why it is called a Cobb salad is because of the salad’s creater. Dating all the back to 1937. Robert Cobb, the owner of the Brown Derby in Los Angeles came up with the Cobb Salad. Little did he know that the salad would become an American phenomena.
What was going through Cobb’s mind. He just wanted to toss together of leftover salad ingredients togther late at night.
Are Cobb Salads Healthy?
Ordering a Cobb Salad may be deceptive with regards to how healthy the salad actually is. Cobb Salads in general are high in calories. But if you are ever going to high in calories, this is a pretty good choice because a cobb salad is low in carbs.
If you are really calorie cautious just make sure you don’t overload on the bacon and blue cheese.
Is Cobb salad good for weight loss?
The answer is Yes. Cobb salads are considered a low-carb meal. Also Cobb salads have plenty of protein, low cards and high in fiber.
A Cobb salad can also be considered keto friendly because of the extra fats (extra avocado, extra blue cheese, ranch dressing, cooking the chicken in bacon grease)
Cobb Salads, like any salad very in the number of calories. But typically Cobb salads range from between 600 to 800 calories per serving
I am trying to determine the #1 Cobb Salad in the world
I honestly think that this Cobb Salad by Delish might be the #1 cobb salad in the world. Why?
- Thick, Thick chunks of bacon
- Thick, Thick chunks of chicken
- Hard boiled eggs quartered
- What looks like 12 slices of avocado
- 20 cherry tomatoes sliced halved
- You can’t see any lettuce that is underneath all of the ingredients expect around the edges
Tell me your experience with eating your favorite Cobb Salad. I want to know what was your favorite part, favorite ingredient, favorite dressing. The Cobb Salad that you had, was it at your favorite restaurant, do you make it with one of the recipes that you saw above or did you find one on your own. What is the best cobb salad in the universe? I look forward to hearing from you.