Layered Cobb Salad

Easily assemble a zesty oil-and-vinegar dressing to tastefully coat a main-dish salad showcasing lettuce and chicken.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing

2/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

Salad

8
cups chopped romaine lettuce (12 oz)
2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
6
slices precooked bacon, chopped
4
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)
4
hard-cooked eggs, chopped
2
medium avocados, pitted, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 In small bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2 In 6- to 8-quart glass bowl, place half of the chopped lettuce. Top with half each of the chicken, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and eggs. Repeat layers.
  • 3 Just before serving, top salad with avocados. Serve salad with dressing.

Expert Tips

Romaine can come in several different packages to get to 8 cups. • One head of romaine weighs about 18 oz = 12 to 13 cups • One 18-oz bag of hearts of romaine = about 12 to 13 cups • One 10-oz bag hearts of romaine = about 7 1/2 cups

The traditional way to serve a cobb salad is with the ingredients arranged in rows on lettuce. We've given it a new twist by serving it in layers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
410),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45g
45%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
200mg
200%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.