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Summer Cobb Salad
with creamy herb dressing

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

Cobb salad is a classic. This version from 2017 is topped with a creamy dressing that we turn to time and again for salads as well as for dipping vegetables and pita chips.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Creamy Herb Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, peeled
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 4 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 4 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp
Classic Cobb Salad:
  • Eggs - 4
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 10 oz, halved
  • Corn kernels, fresh off the cob or frozen - 1 1/2 cups
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Bread, sandwich - 2 slices, cubed
  • Avocados - 2, cubed
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Pistachios, shelled - 1/3 cup
  • Creamy herb dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 2/3 cup

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Prep

  1. Make hardboiled eggs - Cover eggs with cold water and some salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Let eggs sit in hot water for 11 minutes and then run in cold water for easier peeling. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make creamy herb dressing - Peel garlic. Combine garlic, yogurt, cooking oil, lemon juice, and cilantro leaves and blend until smooth using an immersion blender or food processor. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Corn (if using fresh) / Romaine - Prep as directed. Tomatoes and corn can be stored together. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Bread - Cube bread. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Corn (if using frozen) - Defrost corn in the microwave.

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Make

  1. Cube avocados. Peel and chop eggs.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and then bread cubes. Toast bread cubes on all sides until golden brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes total.
  3. Form a bed of lettuce and layer all other ingredients on top - tomatoes, corn, avocados, eggs, toasted bread cubes, and pistachios.
  4. Serve salad with dressing on the side so everyone can dress their own. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (25)
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Gluten-free (0)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (9)

17 reviews

Yummy and easy

By: Kera
Posted: May 06, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I’m not a fan of cilantro, so I used basil (my favorite herb), and the dressing tasted like pesto and was lovely!

By: Jeanine
Posted: Dec 14, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Love the dressing for this.

By: Rachel
Posted: Sep 24, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Such a great salad! Love this dressing, too.

By: Elissa
Posted: Sep 23, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A solid salad. Though it felt hearty, I did feel hungry a little while after dinner.

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 13, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great, hearty salad. Probably helped that we used pancetta as our deli meat of choice!

By: Sundi
Posted: Sep 02, 2018
Diet: Original
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