The Ultimate Cobb Salad

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The Ultimate Cobb Salad
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.

8
Servings
1247
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

 

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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.

Cobb Salad Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Cobb Salad Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
129g
100%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
191µg
21%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.1%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
22.6%
Vitamin C
17mg
29%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
20mg
98%
Vitamin K
147µg
100%
Calcium
106mg
11%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
80µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
80µg
20%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
81g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
30%
Phosphorus
214mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
29g
N/A
Potassium
553mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.3%
Sodium
904mg
38%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.6%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%