Monday, July 4, 2016

The Cobb Salad

We love The Cobb around here and it is an impressive salad to fix for friends b/c it looks so pretty.  You must start out with a big bowl!  You can pick and choose your items and line them up in rows as pictured.  Then make the wonderful dressing listed below!  My Cobbs usually have the following: 

I have not given measurements but I'd say it is probably about 3/4 to a cup of each ingredient:

Romaine lettuce (or Iceberg lettuce) and Spring Mix (or fresh Spinach) - Mixed together makes a good looking salad mix for a dinner party.

Green Bell Pepper
Chicken Bites (cubed cooked chicken/ham/turkey)
Bacon pieces
Gorgonzola cheese (I add cheddar sometimes)
Hard Boiled Eggs

At Christmas this year, I added a little red onion just for fun!
You can really do whatever you like.  But a MUST is to use the bacon and Gorgonzola with the dressing below b/c those tastes provide the main thrust of this salad. 


1 1/3 cups olive oil
2 2/3 red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine in a jar and shake well - and do NOT add the dressing until it is time to serve.  You may not need all of the dressing.  Depends on the amount of lettuce used.


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