California Cobb Salad

5 from 25 votes

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Chop up your ingredients then top with dressing, this is a simple yet delicious California Cobb Salad recipe! Enjoy for lunch, dinner, or as a snack.

California Cobb Salad

California Cobb Salad

Since I’m posting a salad recipe today, I thought I’d tell you about my salad hiatus. I think it has to do with the colder weather? Who knows. But every year, once the cold weather hits, I opt for roasted vegetables or vegetable soups, not salads. I’m not sure why or how, but I managed to crave this Cobb Salad beauty so I made it happen, conveniently on the day that I had a film crew in my house.

But first, what is a cobb salad?

Cobb salad is an all American garden salad! Typically made with salad greens, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, bacon, chicken, avocado, and chives and topped with a red wine vinegarette. 

Main Ingredients

I made this recipe with slight variations to the classic but it is still SO good! Gather up these ingredients to get started:

  • romaine lettuce
  • blue cheese
  • grape tomatoes
  • bacon
  • avocado
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • ranch dressing

How to make Cobb Salad

This California Cobb Salad recipe is easy to throw together! Prepare your ingredients then toss in a bowl or line them up as pictured. For full recipe details, check the recipe card down below!


To make the dressing simply combine regular ranch dressing with blue cheese crumbles and chopped chives. Voila! A simple cobb salad dressing.


  • Cheese – a great replacement for blue cheese is feta or even a nice mild cheddar would be good. I know not everyone is a fan of blue cheese and that’s okay 🙂
  • Dressing – if you want to go the more traditional route, pick up or look for a red wine vinaigrette. Or just go with a regular ranch.
  • Chicken – classic cobb salad calls for cooked chicken! Consider grilling some or to make it quick, use shredded rotisserie chicken.

More Salad Recipes to Try!

If you loved this salad, be sure to check out my other salad recipes!

Anyways, be sure to click play below to watch the whole video and scroll down to get the printable recipe!

Have a great day!

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5 from 25 votes

California Cobb Salad Recipe

Chop up your ingredients then top with dressing, this is a simple yet delicious California Cobb Salad recipe! Enjoy for lunch, dinner, or as a snack.
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 10 oz pre-washed romaine lettuce 1 bag
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 hardboiled eggs cut into quarters
  • 8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 recipe blue cheese dressing


  • Divide bag of lettuce between two bowls. Top with blue cheese, tomatoes, eggs, bacon and avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss together with the blue cheese dressing listed above or any other dressing. Serve immediately.



Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 456mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Potassium: 1157mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13850IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: California Cobb Salad

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47 Responses
    1. Lauren

      Sorry, I don’t know where that part of the recipe went! It’s just ranch dressing stirred together with blue cheese crumbles and chives. Super easy!

  1. Amy Thompson

    This looks so incredibly delicious! Wish I had the stuff to make it for dinner tonight, but we are having a snowstorm here in Boise! (As you probably know!)

  2. Catherine

    5 stars
    Lauren!! Thank you, once again, for this recipe. I make a lot of salads for my carb free going husband , which can get boring. So, it’s nice to have a new recipe to change them up from time to time. Thank you! Catherine McLin

  3. Christine Roomian

    5 stars
    Someone stole my lunch today because it was this beautiful salad☹️ He’s a boy, around 13 years old that might resemble me in a few ways. I guess I’m going to have to start labeling my food????

  4. Julie Ulrich

    This Cobb recipe looks delicious!!! I’m always looking for new ways to spice up or change the same old recipes. I’m definitely giving this one a try!

  5. Sarah Moore

    5 stars
    Lauren this is honestly my favorite salad!!! I pack it for myself at least once or twice a week for lunch!!! Happy Holidays????

  6. Nicole M

    Your CA Cobb Salad looks amazing! And since I live in California…it seems appropriate that this goes on this week’s dinner menu???? The video was fun, too

  7. Nancy

    Cobb salad is a favorite of both myself and my husband. We enjoy salads throughout the year and this is a complete meal often in our home. We tire of regular foods and find salads as a taste bud cleanser…if that makes sense.

  8. Jeanne Mason

    I love Cobb Salad, and you recipe is wonderful. Thank you for sharing you wonderful recipes. I enjoy receiving you post via email. You have a very blessed Christmas and New Year.

  9. Stacy Wonfor

    My scale this morning told me to lay off the Christmas cookies! Thanks for a healthy recipe! Sometimes it’s hard finding fresh veggies (I live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), but I will be making this today!

  10. Cathy Claus

    looks scrumptious Lauren! i do love the new videos as well! I was wondering what brand of knife you use and do you recommend it? happy holidays to you and yours!

  11. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    I love the new videos! Also, this salad looks absolutely delish! I’m also not a salad eater during cold weather, but I do love me some veggies. No matter the weather, I think I could take any salad thats got bacon and cheese 😉