Cobb, Chef, Caesar, Garden, Bah! We love that there is never a shortage of salad options. Mostly, we just want our salads to be delicious and filling. While we’ve been known to serve dinner with a little salad on the side, what we love most is that they’re a healthy, quick, easy lunch that never disappoints. We’re always a little surprised to see the sheer number of toppings on this Cobb salad. It was packed with as many toppings as we could, and we absolutely loved it. Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking, and definitely go heavy on the bacon.
What’s the Difference Between a Chef’s Salad and a Cobb Salad?
Chef salad is very similar to Cobb salad. They usually include meat, cheese, hard-boiled eggs and bacon. We usually decide which salad to make based on the ripe avocados we currently have in storage! Cobb salad calls for different meats and cheeses, including those avocados. You’re most likely to find a vinaigrette dressing on a cobb salad, not a creamy dressing. Wow, we all love them!
Watercress belongs to the same family as kale. It has a bright peppery taste and is packed with nutrients. We love adding watercress to our Cobb salad.
If watercress is not your thing or is hard to find, you can substitute iceberg lettuce.
You have many options when it comes to adding meat to your salad. If you want to stick with chicken, you can keep it simple, buy precooked chicken, or even use leftover rotisserie chicken. Want something different? Try turkey breast, steak, or even shrimp!
Can I make Cobb salad vegetarian?
You absolutely can! This salad has so many toppings you won’t even miss the meat! Feel free to add more grated blue cheese, avocado, and eggs to make it filling enough.
We can’t get enough of this homemade vinaigrette! If vinaigrette isn’t your thing, feel free to use your favorite store-bought salad dressing.
Is it a side salad or a main course? You decide! We love it as a side salad with dinner, but we’ve been known to use it on its own too. You do you!
Note in advance:
There’s a lot going on in this salad, and it can easily get soggy or go bad very quickly. You can have your salad and toppings ready at any time, then add the dressing when it’s ready to serve. We like to have individual toppings ready at the start of the week and individual cobb salads for lunch.
If you love this dressing as much as we do, you’ll want to keep some in the fridge all the time! Dressings can be used for up to 1 week when stored alone.