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The Ultimate Cobb Salad

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The Ultimate Cobb Salad
Jane Bruce

The Ultimate Cobb Salad

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.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving1247
Total Fat129g100%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated16g81%
Cholesterol105mg35%
Protein17g34%
Carbs8g3%
Vitamin A191µg21%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.1%
Vitamin B60.5mg22.6%
Vitamin C17mg29%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E20mg98%
Vitamin K147µg100%
Calcium106mg11%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)80µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)80µg20%
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium41mg10%
Monounsaturated81gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg30%
Phosphorus214mg31%
Polyunsaturated29gN/A
Potassium553mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg14.3%
Sodium904mg38%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.6%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc1mg9%