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Cobb Salad with Walnuts
with ranch dressing

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With plenty of color and texture, this Cobb Salad features all the classic toppings plus crunchy walnuts and a homemade herby Ranch Dressing. We last featured a similar salad in 2018.
Smarts: This is a great salad to serve bar-style. Set everything out and let everyone assemble and dress their own salads.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Cobb Salad with Walnuts:
  • Eggs - 4
  • Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Walnuts, halves or pieces - 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped (sub green leaf or iceberg)
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Cheese, blue or gorgonzola - 4 oz, crumbled (sub shredded cheddar or any other preferred cheese)
Ranch Dressing:
  • Parsley, flat-leaf - 1 Tbsp, finely chopped
  • Chives (opt) - 2 tsp, finely chopped
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, white wine - 1 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Dill, dried (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp

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Prep

  1. Boil eggs - Cover eggs with cold water and some salt. 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. Roll eggs against a hard, flat surface to break up shell and then peel. If making ahead of time, peel right before serving. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots - Shred carrots (if not pre-shredded). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Walnuts - If you’d like the walnuts toasted, put them in a skillet over medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make ranch dressing - Finely chop parsley and chives. Combine parsley, chives, mayonnaise, vinegar, sour cream, dried dill, and garlic powder. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Tomatoes / Lettuce / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Peel and chop eggs.
  2. Give dressing a stir and season with some salt and pepper. Add a splash of water or milk if the dressing is too thick.
  3. Form a bed of lettuce and layer all other ingredients on top - walnuts, eggs, avocado, cheese, carrots, and tomatoes. Drizzle dressing over top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (42)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (4)

23 reviews

Good salad - left off the walnuts

By: Julie
Posted: Oct 20, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

We skipped the walnuts due to allergies, but it was still amazing

By: Amanda
Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Love the Ranch Dressing recipe that goes with this!

By: Rachel
Posted: Aug 30, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I just LOVE all the salads here and this was no exception. Keep the salad combinations flowing!!!

By: Jane
Posted: Aug 27, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tasty enough. We used a different recipe for the dressing. Didn’t use the avocado because it wasn’t ripe - I think that would have made it better. LOVED how quick and easy this was on a weeknight.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 25, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved it.

By: Jessica
Posted: Aug 22, 2021
Diet: Original
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