Turkey Cobb Salad Recipe

Published on July 6th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Cobb salad is a garden salad that can be served as a main course meal. Cobb salad dates back to 1937 to the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, California. Sometime after midnight, the owner rummaged through the fridge, removing an avocado, lettuce, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, chives, and tomatoes. He tossed the ingredients together unknowingly, creating the first Cobb salad, and shared this delicious delight with his friend Sid Grauman. Mr. Grauman was so dazzled by the delightful salad that he asked for a Cobb salad when he returned to the restaurant the next day, marking its place in history.  

This version of Cobb salad features shredded turkey, salty feta cheese, acidic tomatoes, crispy bacon, fruity kalamata olives, sweet corn, and crisp romaine lettuce. It's drizzled with creamy ranch dressing to make it the perfect salad for lunch or dinner. 

 

What does a Cobb salad have in it?

Cobb's salad consists of lettuce, turkey, hard-boiled eggs, and tomatoes. However, you can add olives, crumbled blue cheese, or feta cheese.  

 

What dressing goes on a Cobb salad?

Cobb salad dressing is typically made from salad oil, red wine vinegar, water, sugar, lemon juice, olive oil, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. However, you can use any dressing you prefer, including ranch, Italian, or blue cheese. 

 

Are Cobb salads healthy?

A traditional Cobb salad contains about 623 calories, with 43 grams coming from fat. However, this Cobb salad has 416 calories, with 24.6 grams coming from fat. 

 

Is Cobb salad good for weight loss?

Cobb is good for weight loss as it provides an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 4 Hard-Boiled Eggs peeled, quartered

     

  • 10 cups chopped Romaine Lettuce

     

  • 5 strips cooked Bacon, crumbled

     

  • 1 1/2 pints Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (about 24 cherry or grape tomatoes) 

     

  • 1 cup cooked Turkey, shredded 

     

  • 1 cup Kalamata Olives 

     

  • 1 cup frozen Corn Kernels, thawed

     

  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese

     

  • 8 tablespoons Ranch Dressing (you can use any dressing you prefer)

Instructions

Divide the lettuce between 4 salad bowls. 

 

Starting with hard-boiled eggs, arrange the remaining ingredients (except the dressing) in rows on the lettuce. 

 

Drizzle 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing or your desired dressing over each Cobb salad before serving. Enjoy!

Sarah Leadon
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon