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Cobb Salad Recipe
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Made on the fly by Hollywood restaurateur Bob Cobb in 1937, the Cobb salad is a world-famous American dish. Here's a fresh take, with all the original appeal and an extra-special presentation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • SALAD:
  • 6-1/2 cups torn romaine
  • 2-1/2 cups torn curly endive
  • 1 bunch watercress (4 ounces), trimmed, divided
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or Roquefort cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 575 calories, 52 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 1171 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients. While processing, gradually add canola and olive oils in a steady stream.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, endive and half of the watercress; toss lightly. Transfer to a serving platter. Arrange the chicken, tomatoes, avocado, eggs, cheese and bacon over the greens; sprinkle with chives. Top with remaining watercress. Cover and chill until serving.
  3. To serve, drizzle 1 cup dressing over salad. Serve with remaining dressing if desired. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/4 cups dressing).
Originally published as Cobb Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p30

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"This was great! We really enjoyed it!"

Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"Cobb is my favorite salad. I add extra blue cheese and use blue cheese salad dressing."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"One of my favorite salads. The dressing is light and tasty. Exactly what the cobb salad dressing should be. I added a bit of green onion to mine but otherwise it was just the same."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I love Cobb Salad and this is a good one. The dressing is wonderful! I have been making the dressing since it was first published. It tastes great on any salad. A keeper!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Very pretty salad. I have made it several times. It is very good."

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