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Baby Spinach Cobb Salad
with bacon / eggs / avocado

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Cobb salads are easy to customize and loaded with flavors and textures from bacon, avocado, and hard-boiled eggs. Best of all, these salads come together fast!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Baby Spinach Cobb Salad:
  • Eggs - 4
  • Foil - for baking
  • Bacon - 8 strips
  • Cucumbers - 12 oz, diced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, diced
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz
Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, diced
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Hard boil eggs - Cover eggs by 1” / 2.5 cm of water. Salt generously and then bring to a boil. Once water has reached a boil, take it off the heat and let it sit for 11 minutes. If not making right away, store with shells on in the fridge. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Bacon - Heat an oven to 400F / 204C degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and then place a cooling rack in the sheet pan. Lay out bacon on rack and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is crispy on the edges. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Garlic / Shallots - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk garlic and shallots with balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup. Add oil while whisking. (For a very smooth, creamy vinaigrette, you can blend it with an immersion blender.) Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Peel and chop eggs.
  2. Chop or crumble bacon.
  3. Toss baby spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, eggs, and bacon with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (1)
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Paleo (0)
Vegetarian (6)

Most Helpful

These need more flavor! The sauce was good though

By: Tom
Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

18 reviews

Loved this! Added some garlic powder and basil to the filling.

By: Beth
Posted: Dec 09, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was a winner! I reluctantly used pillsbury pizza crust from a tube but it still tasted really good. I also added a good measure of dried basil and oregano to the marinara sauce after mistakenly adding 1 Tbsp of brown sugar instead of 1 tsp (oops!). It was still really good and we had a LOT leftover to use for some pasta for lunch tomorrow.

By: Geneva
Posted: Nov 20, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added mushrooms and sausage to the filling, which probably made all the difference. Got a wewalka pizza crust which comes round to start AND comes with its own parchment, so I just made one massive calzone and divided it up. Added oregano to the sauce because all marinara should have oregano.

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved it! Everything about this recipe was really good.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These need more flavor! The sauce was good though

By: Tom
Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Made the dough in the bread machine and it was the perfect weeknight meal for our family. The twin three year olds helped make it and then gobbled it up. Definitely a repeat!

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Nov 16, 2020
Diet: Original
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