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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
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.
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
- 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!
- Chinese Cabbage Salad
- Charred Tomatillo Avocado Dressing + Salad
- Dorito Taco Salad Recipe
- Kale Salad Recipe
- Southwest Salad Recipe with Chicken
- Cucumber Salad Recipe
Anyways, be sure to click play below to watch the whole video and scroll down to get the printable recipe!
Have a great day!
California Cobb Salad Recipe
- 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.
How do you make the dressing?
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!
nice salad recipes even thou i am not often eat salad but i am gonna save this recipe. thanks!
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My Favorite Salad!
Yum! I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my day. Thank you!
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!)
This looks so colorful and refreshing! I love a great salad.
Easy recipe, taste great! Trying to change my eating habits for health reasons.
Tried this last week for lunch. Added julienned Tuscan kale, just because I had it. Dressing is delicious! Thanks!
This looks amazing!
This looks yummy….all my favorites on one plate…mmm…
Hmmmm, who doesn’t love bacon, eggs and avocado on a bed of greens?! I love Cobb salads!! Merry Christmas! Stay warm!
One of my favorite salads!
It looks super yummy. So tempting. Need to do it for a weekday dinner soon
Oh this salad looks so fresh & yummy! With all the sugary goodness of the Holidays, this would be a perfect dinner ❤
This salad looks very hardy and tasty. Can’t wait to try it.
Delicious and fast!
This is the best dinner ever. Thanks Lauren.
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
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????
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!
Lauren this is honestly my favorite salad!!! I pack it for myself at least once or twice a week for lunch!!! Happy Holidays????
I made this salad and everyone loved it!
This looks great!!!!
Yum – so easy but so delicious!!! Thx u
Looks so yummy! Will have to try this this weekend.
I’ve been on a huge salad kick recently and this just looks so darn fresh and delicious! Bookmarking!
This looks absolutely amazing especially the avocado slices.
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
Wonderful, healthy recipe for a very pretty salad!! YUM! Thanks.
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.
Love this! One of my favorite lunches or dinners ????
This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
Cobb salad is my favorite salad to order in a restaurant! I will give this one a try. Thank you!
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.
Looking forward to making this and eating something that’s not a Christmas cookie! My mouth is [email protected]
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!
That has got to be the most inviting salad ever❤️
This salad looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make it.
This looks AMAZING. I’m going to have to get some blue cheese crumbles and make it.
Oh my this looks so good! I need this for lunch!
Yummy! All my favorite flavors in one spot! I am with you though, I have a hard time with salad when it’s cold out!
I love cobb salads ????
This looks so good yummy ????
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!
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 😉