RecipeClassic Cobb Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 380
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Total Fat: 23 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 17 g
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 240 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 570 mg

There are so many delicious salads out there to dip your fork into, from Caesar to chef to the create-your-own variety. I always enjoy a good Cobb salad, which consists of a little bit of everything I love, including greens, tomatoes, bacon, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, cheese and usually a flavorful vinaigrette to top it all off. Here, I use my grated egg trick to create confetti-like pieces and ensure there’s eggy goodness in every bite. Then, I finish it off with my DIY Blue Cheese-Ranch Dressing— it’s rich and creamy, yet light enough to enjoy a healthy, heavy-handed drizzle. Feel free to swap any ingredients based on your preferences or what you have on hand—you can design your own Cobb canvas!

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This recipe makes 1 salad

For the salad

  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • ½ tomato, sliced or chopped
  • 2 sliced cooked turkey bacon, sliced
  • 2 ounces cooked chicken, cut into pieces
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg

For the Blue Cheese Dressing (makes ~1 cup)

  • ½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

For the salad: Arrange all salad ingredients (except for egg) in a bowl. Holding a grater or microplane over center of salad, grate egg and allow small pieces to scatter over veggies, chicken and bacon.

For the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir well to combine. Drizzle on salad and serve immediately. Store leftover dressing in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition provided for salad with 2 tablespoons dressing. Add 15 calories for each additional tablespoon dressing.  

Try my Chicken Caesar Salad in a Jar.