Best Ever Cobb Salad

Best ever Cobb Salad recipe - SavvyMom

A Cobb Salad is more than just a bunch of leaves with dressing. The addition of proteins and cheeses makes a Cobb salad an actual meal. Bob Cobb (Robert Howard Cobb) was a co-owner of the famed Los Angeles restaurant, The Brown Derby. The story goes he created the very first Cobb Salad after scrounging around in the fridge after a long day. You can play around with the ingredients to suit any taste – from classic to unique salad recipes.

This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavours that would make Bob Cobb proud.


Serves 4

Best Ever Cobb Salad Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • Salad: 6 slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 cups mixed greens (we like a mix of romaine hearts and baby greens)
  • 2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes or strips
  • 3 cooked hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Dressing: Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and cracked black pepper

Prep and Cook

  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat.
    Add prosciutto and cook, stirring often until crispy, about 8-10 minutes.
    Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, make your dressing.
    In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, sherry vinegar, Dijon, olive oil, salt, and pepper until emulsified.
    Taste and adjust to your liking.
    Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • To assemble salad, on a large flat platter (or shallow bowl) combine the mixed greens and romaine hearts.
    Arrange the prosciutto, chicken, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, and feta on top of the greens in neat rows.
    Drizzle salad with dressing and season with salt and pepper.
    Alternatively, toss everything together in a bowl.
  • Serve immediately


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