Cobb Salad Fans, This One’s for You

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What’s fresh, colorful, and never bores the fork? A Cobb Salad, of course!

The Cobb Salad hails from the stars, and no, that’s not just a salad pun. 🌟 Created in Hollywood’s Golden Age, it’s a timeless mix of crispy greens, savory bacon, grilled chicken, eggs, and more. Each bite is like a blockbuster in your mouth!

Tip: To make the perfect hard-boiled eggs, cook them for 9-10 minutes, then shock in cold water for easy peeling.

Let’s Get Dressing: Creating the Perfect Vinaigrette

You can’t have a Cobb Salad without a dazzling dressing, and our recipe calls for an easy red wine vinaigrette that’s as lively as a Hollywood musical. 💃🕺

Tip: Whisk the vinegar, mustard, and garlic first, then slowly add the oil for a dressing that’s emulsified, not scrambled!

All Together Now: Assembling the Star-Studded Salad

Layering a Cobb Salad is like casting a movie: every ingredient needs its moment to shine. 🎬 Organize the lettuce, chicken, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocados, and cheese in neat rows, and you’ve got a culinary red carpet.

Tip: Chilling the salad plates beforehand keeps everything crisp and cool while you enjoy your meal.

Go Ahead, Make Your Plate!

Tip: Drizzle the dressing just before serving to keep everything crisp. And don’t forget the fresh chives – they’re the sprinkling of stardom your salad deserves.

A Cobb Salad Encore: Leftovers That Steal the Show

Leftovers? In a Cobb Salad, they’re never second best. They’re the encore everyone’s been waiting for! 🎭 Pack them up for a grab-and-go lunch that’s never a repeat performance.

Tip: Keep the dressing separate, and you’ll have a next-day salad that’s still singing and dancing.

Hollywood Cobb Salad

Course: LunchCuisine: American


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A star-studded meal that’s both tasty and nutritious. A classic Cobb Salad recipe that’ll have you applauding for an encore!


  • 6 cups chopped lettuce

  • 2 cups grilled chicken breast

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 4 oz crumbled blue cheese

  • Chopped chives for garnish

  • Red wine vinaigrette


  • Arrange the lettuce as the base layer on a platter.
  • Add rows of chicken, eggs, tomatoes, avocados, bacon, and blue cheese on top.
  • Garnish with chopped chives.
  • Drizzle with red wine vinaigrette just before serving.


  • Make sure to chill the salad plates for added crispiness.
  • Keep the dressing separate if packing for a next-day lunch.
  • You can substitute turkey bacon or omit bacon altogether for a vegetarian version.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I substitute the blue cheese with another cheese?
A: Absolutely! Feta or goat cheese can be a great alternative if blue cheese isn’t your favorite.

Q: How long does the Cobb Salad last in the refrigerator?
A: If properly stored and undressed, it can last up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Q: Can I add or omit any ingredients from the Cobb Salad?
A: Of course! Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite ingredients or omit any that you don’t prefer.

Q: Is there a vegetarian option for this salad?
A: You can easily make this Cobb Salad vegetarian by omitting the bacon and chicken, or replacing them with vegetarian alternatives.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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