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Cobb Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

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We think you’re absolutely going to go crazy over this salad! It’s got all the lightness and deliciousness of a cobb salad, but we’re using our Green Goddess dressing! It’s topped with all the traditional cobb salad goodness!

This salad is a nice homage to tradition but there’s a fun twist on it. We’re absolutely positive you’ll love it like we do!

overhead cobb salad with serving spoons

 

What is a cobb salad?

A cobb salad is a super traditional American salad. Composed of a base of mixed greens (typically, a combo of iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, and romaine lettuce) with a selection of delectable, colorful toppings, it’s an utter delight to eat.

The main ingredients are tomatoes, bacon, fried chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, and cheese — bleu cheese is an option, but so is Monterey Jack or cheddar. 

This is a hearty salad, the kind that you can serve as your main dish without any issue. The toppings really complement each other in taste, and they make for a nice hefty meal.

side view of cobb salad with green goddess salad

How is our cobb salad different?

Our salad stands out because instead of a red-wine vinaigrette, we’re using the Green Goddess dressing. 

We are absolutely obsessed with how this creamy dressing pairs with the elements of the Cobb salad, and we think you will be, too, once you try it! 

How to make the Green Goddess Cobb Salad

  1. Slice your leafy greens into thin ribbons
  2. Prepare your salad toppings:
    1. Dice up tomatoes.
    2. Chop the crispy turkey bacon
    3. Slice the eggs.
    4. Dice the avocados and chop the green onions.
    5. Crumble up your bleu cheese.
  3. Make your salad dressing:
    1. Place pine nuts, fresh basil, a small shallot, jalapeño, garlic, and chopped green onions into a food processor.
    2. Use a citrus juicer or hand reamer to squeeze the juice from two limes into the food processor.
    3. Pour in olive oil and your choice of vinegar.
    4. Sprinkle on salt and add the shredded parmesan cheese.
    5. Blend the ingredients together in your food processor until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Place the greens in a bowl, top with your prepared toppings, and pour the dressing over the top.
  5. Mix everything together, and there you go! Enjoy!

How to store the Green Goddess Cobb Salad

If you’re going to have some leftovers, you’ll want to make sure the dressing is stored separately from the salad itself — otherwise, the lettuce will start to wilt. The dressing will last for three days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Store the ingredients separately from the lettuce if possible.  To maintain the texture of the chopped lettuce, place a paper towel in the airtight container to absorb excess moisture.

Cobb Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

Alia and Radwa
If you love a good cobb salad, try this easy recipe with green goddess dressing! It is great for lunch, dinner, or as a side salad!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Servings 4
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup pinenuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1/2 jalapeño (seeded for less spice)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 squeezed limes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup parm cheese
  • Salad
  • 1 head leafy lettuce or your favorite greens
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 strips cooked organic turkey bacon
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Instructions
 

Make your salad dressing:

  • Place pine nuts, fresh basil, a small shallot, jalapeño, garlic, and chopped green onions into a food processor.
  • Use a citrus juicer or hand reamer to squeeze the juice from two limes into the food processor.
  • Pour in olive oil and your choice of vinegar.
  • Sprinkle on salt and add the shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Blend the ingredients together in your food processor until the ingredients are combined.
  • Assembly
  • Slice the leafy greens into thin ribbons and add in a large salad bowl 
  • Dice up tomatoes.
  • Chop the crispy turkey bacon.
  • Slice the eggs.
  • Slice the avocados and green onions.
  • Crumble up your bleu cheese.
  • Add everything on top then greens.
  • Pour the dressing over and toss together or serve with the dressing on the side.
Keyword cobb salad, easy salad, green goddess dressing, healthy salad
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