Cobb Salads

Somedays, all I want to do is head out to Sweet Tomatoes and have an all you can eat salad buffet with unlimited soups and a few other starchy things on the side. I never opt for dessert because I’m usually a stuffed pig by the time everyone is ready to hit the yogurt bar.  No thank you.  Mark and Jamie, on the other hand, are all about the frozen yogurt and such …

They do NOT serve Cobb Salads there but whenever I get around to making this, I’m always like, YUMMMM, we should do this more often!

So again, after making this for dinner the other night, only because I didn’t have anything thawed, AND Mark had made 6 hard boiled eggs, I got to chopping. Took me a whole 15, maybe 20 minutes top … even to make it pretty like so!

It’s really easy to make and I figure it’s a bonus that I generally have everything on hand for the most part since I try to keep a healthy fridge! I even had a little bit of blue cheese crumbles left to put on Hubby’s since that’s what HE looks forward to when he orders it!

Me? I just stuck to the basics and used my homemade Honey Mustard Dressing too … after we were done eating, we looked at each other and gave a high five … these salads hit the spot!

Here’s what you need:

1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, torn (or cut) in to bite size pieces

1 head of butter lettuce, torn (or cut) in to bite size pieces

handful of grape tomatoes, cut in half

1/2 seedless cucumber, cut in half, quartered and chopped into small bite size pieces

4 hard boiled eggs, chopped

bacon bits

ham or turkey, chopped (I used ham this time around)

shredded cheddar cheese

optional – crumbled blue cheese

optional – diced avocado (highly recommend but didn’t have any)

RanchHoney Mustard OR Blue Cheese Dressing (these are 3 tried and true recipes!)

Ready to build this bowl of awesomeness?

Add a handful of each lettuce to each bowl, more or less as you’d like.  Put the lunchmeat down the center of the bowl.

Add a line of tomatoes and then a line of bacon bits.

Add a line of cucumbers and a line of cheddar cheese.

Add a line of eggs and then the avocado if using.

Garnish with the blue cheese crumbles if desired.

Serve with your dressing served on the side.  I like to keep my salad pretty when I eat it. Hubby, on the other hand, grabbed a big mixing bowl and dumped his pretty salad in there so he could properly “dress” his salad 😉  MEN.

This is a big hit and I highly recommend you give it a try!

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!


Author: The Mark & Jan Show

Hi! We are Mark and Jan. Highschool Sweethearts living in Paradise and fast forwarding to our retirement days! We have 2 kids, both young adults now, a grandbaby that was born on 12/29/18 (3 weeks sooner than anticipated!) and we have 2 cats ... more than enough!

3 thoughts on “Cobb Salads”

  1. Your Cobb Salads look awesome and perfect for this hot summer day. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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