This is another post that’s getting it’s space so that this amazing salad and all of it’s fabulous variations are never forgotten when I’m racking my brain for a dinner plan.  According to Wikipedia, ‘The Cobb salad is a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives and romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted (but not fried) chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.’  Our family loves ranch dressing, creamy buttermilk herb dip or blue cheese dressing, though a lemon vinaigrette works in a pinch.  We really love Brock’s pulled pork…or his smoked salmon…or shrimp, roasted chick peas  – you get the idea? And if you really want to get fancy, whip up a few deviled eggs to take it all to another level.  We’ve also all tucked into a Cobb for breakfast, and it works well for a crowd – let everyone make up their own bowl! – enjoy!

Cobb Salad (Any Which Way You Wish)

chopped greens – we like a mix of really green and really crunchy

chopped tomatoes and avocado slices

lots of very crispy bacon and chopped boiled eggs

your favorite cheese – we love blue, brie, smoked cheddar and feta

your favorite protein

your favorite dressing

chopped chives or herbs for garnish

Have everything cooked, chopped and prepped and then line each bowl with a healthy handful of greens.  Top with all of your goodies – any which way you wish – and then drizzle on your favorite dressing and live happily ever after.

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