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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.









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.









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.









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!










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.



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










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.