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Classic Cobb Salad Main dish Recipe

Classic Cobb Salad Main dish Recipe

Not only is her salad's fresh flavor great—making it is a lot like putting in a garden, tells subscriber Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "That's because I 'plant' everything in nice,neat sections," she explains, "just like I do in my vegetable garden."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked turkey
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Red onion rings, lemon wedges and sliced ripe olives, optional
  • Salad dressing of your choice


  • 1. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Place tomatoes across the center, dividing the bowl in half. On one half, arrange the avocado, ham and eggs in sections. On the other half, arrange the turkey, mushrooms and blue cheese. Garnish with onion, lemon and olives if desired. Serve with salad dressing. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional ingredients and salad dressing) equals equals 288 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 637 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.