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Baby Spinach Cobb Salad
with bacon / eggs / avocado

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
With crunchy bacon, creamy avocado and savory hard boiled eggs, it's hard to beat the combination of items in a classic Cobb Salad.
Smarts: Most ingredients in the salad can be used in many different ways, so make good use of your cooking time and boil a few extra eggs or crisp up some extra bacon to use in other meals throughout the week.

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
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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Prep

  1. Hard boil eggs - Cover eggs by 1” / 2.5cm of water. Salt generously and then bring to a boil. Once water has reached a boil, take it off the heat and just 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 from 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 3 days ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk garlic and shallots with balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

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

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (61)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (6)

21 reviews

My family loves this recipe! My 3 year old gobbled it up which is always a win in our book. We have a hard time getting him to eat veggies, so this is a great way to do it!

By: Stephany
Posted: May 31, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My boyfriend thought I had bought these! :) I loved this recipe but only gave it 4 stars because I modified the recepe to include more spice for the calzone filling (added garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flake), and I used store-bought marinara to save time.

By: Gloria
Posted: Mar 19, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious. Will add mushrooms next time.

By: Stephanie
Posted: Jan 15, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I made the marinara per Instructions Garten's recipe, it was very good. These calzones tasted good, but we couldn't get the inside of the dough to bake all the way through, so the texture was a bit off, and it made us all feel sick after eating. :(

By: Laurel
Posted: Nov 22, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Would recommend making double and freezing extras for lunches. So yummy! Used store bought marinara to save time.

By: Kelsey
Posted: Nov 17, 2017
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

My 2 and 4 year olds had a blast painting on the egg wash. I made my own marina recipe, and followed other reviews comments by adding artichoke and garlic into the ricotta. It was fabulous!

By: Jena
Posted: Nov 16, 2017
Diet: Original
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