The Ultimate Cobb Salad

The Ultimate Cobb Salad
Jane Bruce


For the dressing

  • 1 Cup  red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup  water
  •   Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon  salt
  • 1 Tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  Colman's mustard
  • 1 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Cups  canola oil

For the salad

  • 1/2  head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2  bunch watercress, chopped finely
  • 1/2  romaine lettuce, shredded
  • small bunch chicory, chopped finely
  • medium-sized tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • boiled chicken breasts, skinned and boned, diced finely
  • strips crisp bacon
  • avocado, peeled and diced finely
  • hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • small bunch chives, minced
  • 1/2 Cup  crumbled Roquefort cheese

The definitive "chopped salad," the Cobb was invented in Hollywood, at the Brown Derby restaurant, and quickly became an iconic American dish. At the Derby, it was always presented with its colorful mix of ingredients arranged neatly arranged, then tossed at the table.


For the dressing

Combine the vinegar, water, lemon juice, pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a blender and pulse briefly to combine. Stir in the olive and canola oil.

Chill for at least 4 hours in a sealed jar or bottle before using.

For the salad

Arrange the iceberg, watercress, romaine, and chicory in 4 adjacent lines in the bottom of a wide, shallow wooden salad bowl. Arrange the tomatoes and chicken in alternating adjacent lines crosswise over the lines of greens. Sprinkle the bacon over the salad evenly. Arrange the avocado around the edges of the salad. Sprinkle the eggs, chives, and Roquefort evenly over the salad.

Just before serving, shake the dressing. Add 1 cup of the dressing and toss very well.



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Calories per serving:

1,232 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 1,028g 1,582%
  • Carbs 58g 19%
  • Saturated 123g 614%
  • Fiber 27g 108%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 125g 251%
  • Cholesterol 901mg 300%
  • Sodium 9,307mg 388%
  • Calcium 451mg 45%
  • Magnesium 299mg 75%
  • Potassium 4,198mg 120%
  • Iron 14mg 76%
  • Zinc 9mg 62%
  • Phosphorus 1,550mg 221%
  • Vitamin A 9,808IU 196%
  • Vitamin C 135mg 225%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 87%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 103%
  • Niacin (B3) 47mg 236%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 171%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 462µg 116%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 67%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 156mg 780%
  • Vitamin K 1,029µg 1,286%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 646g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 229g
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