Cobb Salad

This classic salad is one that you do not see at the dinner table all that often. When you do see the salad being served at a restaurant, you, or at least I, quickly think, ‘man, that sure looks good’. We often forget about the array of goodies that come with the cobb salad. Two of my favorite items are on the salad which include bacon and blue cheese. I had a hankering for the cobb salad this past weekend, and it was long overdue to make. This excellent salad really brought some excitement to the table, and was great for everyone around it, including my kids, as they could choose things such as chicken, eggs, bacon, or lettuce. Did I mention how killer the dressing was?

Cobb Salad Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • 3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
  • 6 slices of bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of small watercress, cleaned, dried, stems removed
  • 1 chicken breast, poached in salt water, cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 lb blue cheese, preferably Roquefort, plus a tablespoon for the dressing
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil

Begin by picking out your serving plate. I used a nice platter that we received as a wedding gift, after all presentation counts as well right? Lay a bed of romaine lettuce to serve as the base of the salad. Next, what I like to do is create strips of the following; diced chicken, hard boiled eggs, bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, and watercress, and avocado.

To make your dressing, combine in a small bowl, the red wine, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper, and worcestershire sauce. Whisk. Next add in a tablespoon of the blue cheese, and mash it with a fork. Whisk again. Note the creaminess. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk to make your dressing.

Sprinkle the parsley over the salad, and drizzle some of the dressing over the salad. Place the remaining dressing in a small bowl and let your friends and family serve themselves.

Everyone loved this salad, and it will be a nice addition to our summertime gatherings. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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