Cobb Salad is one of my favourites, because it is big enough that you can have it as a meal. Its a great mix of blue cheese, bacon, chicken and lettuce. You can mix and match, of course, with things you like though. This is a great template recipe and you can modify as you like.

For the Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cored and shredded
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch watercress, some of the stems trimmed, chopped
  • 2 oz. blue cheese, preferably Roquefort, crumbled
  • 6 strips cooked bacon, roughly chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. minced chives


Make the dressing: Combine the canola oil, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire, sugar, and garlic in a blender. Purée the ingredients to make a smooth dressing and season with salt and pepper. Set the dressing aside (or refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 week).
Make the salad: On a large platter, combine the iceberg and romaine lettuces along with the watercress. Arrange the blue cheese, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, chicken, and avocado on top of the greens in neat rows. To serve, drizzle salad with dressing, season with salt and pepper, and top with chives. Alternatively, toss everything together in a bowl.