Fourth of July

Classic Cobb Salad

July 18, 2014
4 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

I'll be the first to admit I am not reinventing the wheel here—a Cobb salad is as old school as it gets. But there is still something to be said about celebrating something that is so simple. So classic. So delicious. This is my take on a Cobb salad. —Lindsay Evans

What You'll Need
  • For the salad:
  • 6 slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 cups mixed greens (romaine hearts and baby greens)
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed or sliced
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • For the dressing:
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and cracked black pepper
  1. Heat a large 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 while you are preparing other ingredients.
  2. Meanwhile, make your dressing. In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, Dijon, olive oil, salt and pepper until emulsified. Taste and adjust to your liking. Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. To assemble salad, on a large flat platter (or in a shallow bowl) combine the baby 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.

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1 Review

Linda M. September 4, 2015
Well put together. I will make this for our dinner at the ballgame tonight. One thought is I was looking for your recipe/instructions for your perfectly looking poached chicken. It looks moist and inviting. Next time. Thanks for the recipe.