The quintessential Cobb Salad. A real American creation right out of the legendary 1940s in Los Angeles. As legend goes Robert Cobb of the former Los Angeles landmark Brown Derby needed to feed Sid Grauman late one night (1937). He created this salad which became the talk of the town, and the rest is history. What famous stars also enjoyed Mr. Cobb’s famous salad during those heydays?
The original Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. was eventually torn down in the 80s, like so many downtown LA landmarks
A Classic Cobb salad is made with bacon, avocado, chicken breast, tomato, hard boiled egg, roquefort or gorganzalo cheese, chives, arranged on a medley of greens: Romaine, Boston, Arugula, Watercress, Red.
How to make a Cobb Salad
Cook the bacon in a skillet on medium heat until crisp on both sides. Remove from skillet and lay out on paper towels to absorb the excess fat. Allow the bacon to cool. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
Boil the chicken. First bring the chicken to a boil and then lower the heat to medium and let cook for 8 minutes. Make sure it is done. Let it cool.
In a large salad bowl, toss together the greens including the chives.
Dice the chicken into bite sized chunks.
Compose the salad: Arrange the chicken, the bacon, the tomato, and the avocado decoratively over the greens and garnish the salad with the chopped egg.
Make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, the mustard, and salt and pepper to taste, add the oil in a slow stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 878kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 77g119%
- Saturated Fat 17g85%
- Cholesterol 161mg54%
- Sodium 1066mg45%
- Potassium 1427mg41%
- Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
- Dietary Fiber 13g52%
- Sugars 6g
- Protein 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.