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Cobb Salad.

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Whoa.

Before you get all excited about these vegetables, I must tell you I only had a few bites. I haven’t turned my back on you.

I’d eat more, but veggies make me nervous. They make me sweat. Give me a rash. Hurt my tastebuds. Make me cry.

You know. The usual stuff.

 

But, I do like the occasional cobb salad. Know why? Because it is usually chock-full of bacon, cheese, and other non-vegetable items. Fantastic for me!

 

I made one with chicken for my adoring husband.

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Without the chicken, he would have started to grow horns, and shrink into a munchkin with tiny feet and big ears. At least that is what he assumes.

On second thought, I guess then he could drive around in the plethora of dye-cast cars he has ruined our home with.

 

 

On a bed of lettuce I added pretty, colorful rows of red onion, bacon, tomato, hard-boiled egg, chicken, and avocado.

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I’m sure it doesn’t take a genius to figure out which parts I ate.

The star of the show was the avocado. I jumped for joy when I found a perfectly ripe avocado in Pittsburgh in January.

Yes, I had to sell me first unborn-child to buy it, but it was totally worth it.

 

 

 

Sometimes vegetables are pretty. Sometimes I wish I liked them.

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Sometimes I wish they were chocolate.

Oh wait. That’s all the time.

 

 

Since this is a heavier salad, we prefer to use a lighter citrus dressing. Leaves more room for the bacon!

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Cobb Salad

Serves 1

2 cups green leaf lettuce

3 oz grilled chicken, chopped

4 slices bacon, fried and chopped

2 beefsteak tomatoes, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1/2 avocado, chopped

salt & pepper to taste

Layer the bed of green leaf lettuce on a shallow plate. Add chopped veggies in rows. Top with dressing.

 

dressing:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

 

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Have you made cobb salads before? What fun things do you add in?

If it is a vegetable, I won’t lie. I probably won’t eat it. But if you like to add in bacon, cheese, chocolate, mashed potatoes, nachos, or Starbucks full-fat frappachinos, I’m game.

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53 Responses to “Cobb Salad.”

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    BB — January 13, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    It is sweet no doubt.

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    Meredith (Pursuing Balance) — January 13, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    I did a salad post last night! I love crazy mixed up salads. They are definitely not just for vegetables!

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    Gaby — January 13, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    omg I love cobb salads too! This looks great – and I love your pictures!

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    Erica — January 13, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    You crack me up- I’m such a veggie lover ;) The salad is just so colorful! Its like a food rainbow ;)

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    Koek! — January 13, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Beautiful salad. I agree – it looks like a rainbow!

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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — January 13, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    Such pretty colors you got going on here. I love eating cobb salads with ranch dressing! I make mine with fake chicken and bacon though. :)

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    Julie @savvyeats — January 13, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    I’m not usually a big Cobb salad fan, but I do love eating the hard-boiled eggs off of them! And avacado, mmmm…

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — January 13, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    LOVE me a cobb salad. Of course the best parts are the cheese, bacon, egg and avocado. Oh and I’m up for any nuts that are added in there as well…walnuts…almonds…whichever. YUM!

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    Sarah Jayne — January 13, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    HAHA! everything in the made me laugh. you really do crack me up :)

    UMM, ms gorgonzola?! You forgot da best part!!

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    pam (pamcakes and eggs) — January 13, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    I’m excited to find another Pittsburgh food/fitness blogger! I came across your blog on Caitlin’s. So Excited! I thought food bloggers only existed in Florida. Ha

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    Kelly B. — January 13, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I’m with you….I am not a huge Cobb Salad fan but the husband is…so he will LOVE this!

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    Sana — January 13, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    But you do have bacon! It makes up for the veggies, no?

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    Ally (Sweet & Savory) — January 13, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Cobb salads are probably my fave salad….I’m not much for those spinach salads that everyone raves about:)

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    Melinda — January 13, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    Awesome looking salad!

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    Linda — January 13, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    I love cobb salads but never make them at home. Too much work!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 13, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    I love cobb salads! Probably one of my favorites :)

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    Casey @ Spicy&Sweet — January 13, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    What a beautiful salad! :)

    Veggies—meh. I’m with you :)

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — January 13, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    LOVe cobb salad also beacuse they are usually chopped and i LOVE chopped salads…dried cranberries are the best addition! i don’t like bacon so i would do without that but sub it for turkey breast or chicken breast. It is one of the only salads i loev with blue cheese!

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    • Jessica — January 13th, 2010 @ 11:54 am

      I’m all about the chopped salads, too! Makes it easier to force down the veggies. :)

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — January 13, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    You are too funny! I love veggies and especially salads! You know what goes good on salads? Roasted sweet potatoes and peas! YUM!

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    Amanda — January 13, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Hello fellow Pittsburgher! You sound just like my husband with the veggies. I’m a salad lover so this looks fab to me!

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    LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils — January 13, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    So beautiful how you arranged it! I think it’s hysterical you don’t like vegetables. I seriously can not imagine feeling that way.

    Have you tried veggies roasted until crispy? My bf is not the hugest fan of veggies but he’ll chow down on sweet potato/carrot fries any day.

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    • Jessica — January 13th, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

      Oh yes. Yes I have. And I like sweet potatoes. Its the green and other fun-colored, fibrous veggies I am not a fan of. :)

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    Stef — January 13, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    you and your vegphobia..so funny! that looks yummy

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    Therese — January 13, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    “I guess then he could drive around in the plethora of dye-cast cars he has ruined our home with”

    That literally made me laugh out loud. You are trip!

    Salad looks delish as well :)

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    Lara (Thinspired) — January 13, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    OMG–why does this look so good right now?! I have never made a cobb salad at home and rarely order it in restaurants, but this is maybe the best lookin’ cobb salad I have ever seen. Seriously. And the dressing sounds delicious–not too heavy like you normally get with cobb salads.
    So basically I am in love with it! ;)

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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — January 13, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    Okay so I use to hate, HATE vegetables and then one day I started eating them and one day I decided I liked them and now I’m vegetarian. One day you’ll love veggies too! =)

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    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 13, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    LOVE cobb salad. I try to go without dressing usually too. Or if I want to go balls out, it’s ranch ;)

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    The Candid RD — January 13, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    YUM! It looks like a restaurant style cobb! Only you Jessica, could make such a fantastic work of art :) And, it probably tastes a million times better than any restaurant!

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    janetha b — January 13, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    sorry i am a tad behind on your blog! that is exciting about the cookbook and i LOVED those cute little tarts. cobb salad is my go-to when eating out. i just love all the components!

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    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) — January 13, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Hey a few bites of veggies are better than nothing!! This dish is soo colorful :)

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    Niki — January 13, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    I think avocados should always be the star of the show!

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    Kacy — January 13, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    I’m loving avocadoes right now.

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    Lauren — January 13, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    I’m digging the way you lined up the vegetables. That way you can make sure to get a little piece of everything on your fork. :-)

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    Lisa — January 13, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    YUM!!! What a great looking salad!

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    carolinebee — January 13, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    OMG how did u knowwww Cobb Salads are my faveee!!! Any salad with bacon, yes please :D

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen — January 13, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    i adore cobb salads…mmmmmmm…with homemade ranch! so tasty!

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    JocelynEatsFresh — January 13, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    mmm your cobb salad looks like the perfect cobb salad to me :)

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    Simply Life — January 13, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    oh that salad looks great!

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — January 13, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of egg in salads, so I usually shy away from the cobb, but yours is kind of intriguing me…

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    Meghan@traveleatlove — January 13, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

    I love Cobb salad!

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    megan — January 13, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

    that salad looks professional! I’ve never made a cobb salad before…chopping vegetables is so much work. the outcome seems worth it though :)

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    Blond Duck — January 13, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    I’ve always heard of cobb salads and turned my nose up, as I am not a salad girl. Little did I know they had eggs, bacon and chicken. I am now desperate to try one!

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    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) — January 13, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    Your cobb salad is beautiful! I love salads with lots of other, non-veggie, deliciousness in them :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — January 13, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I have never had a cob salad – but this post is freakin’ hilarious!

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    Amanda — January 13, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    That looks amazing Jessica!! Your pictures are great too. You never cease to amaze me with your talents!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    sophia — January 13, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

    lol, anything with bacon, and it rocks. Seriously, what CAN’T bacon do! It even made you eat salad!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — January 14, 2010 @ 5:36 am

    The salad is beautiful! That is so funny about the light dressing so you have more room for bacon. My boys LOVE bacon too!

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    Southern Gal — January 14, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    Wow. Your blog is sinful…just sinful. I LOVE it. I got here from Amy at She Wears Many Hats. Seeing as how I have to lose my holiday weight I don’t know if I should visit that often. But I’m already hooked. Yikes.

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    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — January 14, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    I loves me a good cobb salad. I’ll trade your husband his avocado. ;-)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 14, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    I love cobb salads… Chicken and avocado and bacon… what could be better?

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    Gliding Calm — January 16, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    gorgeous salad, Jess!!! mmmmmmm

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