The Classic Cobb Salad is one of my all-time favorite salads. It’s the perfect salad for dinner because beyond the greens it’s got so much more; cheese, bacon, avocado, eggs, chicken, and corn.

Everything for this salad can be bought ready to use from the grocery store, which means you can pull together a gorgeous salad in no time at all.

It’s handy if you need dinner in a hurry and it’s too hot to cook.

full platter vegetables and toppings

A cobb salad is what I asked for after I had my first son in the hospital. I think they laughed at me and sent in soup. But I wanted that salad.

Eventually, I convinced my mom and sister to bring one to me, it was the best salad I’d ever had.

A good cobb salad remains a favorite. I usually order it if I see it on the menu, they’re always a sure win in my book.

ingredients in lines

What’s in a Cobb Salad?

Plus how can you possibly go wrong with all the good stuff going on top of the salad? Bacon, blue cheese, corn, eggs, chicken, tomatoes, YUM! All of these are layered on top of a typical romaine base.

In my version, I also added chopped cabbage because I try to get more than JUST lettuce in my salads whenever I can. Don’t like chopped cabbage? Just sub in more fresh greens.

over head shot of a large cobb salad

And as ALWAYS change this up to suit you. Love croutons ADD THEM. Want grilled chicken? DO IT. This is what I call inspiration, now make it yours.

all ready for dinner

What kind of Dressing to use?

Whatever your FAVORITE dressing happens to be. I *think* the classic cobb salad comes with blue cheese dressing.

I know a lot of folks don’t care for the tang of blue cheese so use your favorite dressing and you can’t go wrong.

The only thing I don’t think would work well on salad might be a vinaigrette. In my opinion, it would be too runny, that’s no fun.

large platter of salad photographed from above
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Classic Cobb Salad

Classic Cobb Salad

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Classic Cobb Salad is one of my all-time favorite salads. It's the perfect salad for dinner because beyond the greens it's got so much more; cheese, bacon, avocado, eggs, chicken, and corn. 

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chopped romaine
  • 8 ounces shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken , fried or grilled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 avocado, chopped, don't cut until you're ready to serve
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits, fresh cooked or premade
  • 4 hardboiled eggs , peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. layer the romaine and the cabbage on a large platter
  2. arrange the rest of the ingredients over the top, you can sprinkle it on or made neat rows, it's up to you
  3. if you're going to chill until ready to serve you might want to wait to cut the avocados
  4. optionally you can make individual salads for each person
  5. serve with your favorite dressing

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