Mediterranean Cobb Salad Recipe

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Mediterranean Cobb Salad Recipe
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Mediterranean Cobb Salad Recipe

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I'm a huge fan of taking classic dishes and adding some flair to them. I also like to change up heavier dishes, like the classic Cobb salad. I've traded out typical chicken for crunchy falafel that's just as satisfying. — Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) falafel mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, finely chopped

Directions

Prepare and cook falafel according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, crumble or coarsely chop falafel.
In a small bowl, mix sour cream, cucumber, milk, parsley and salt. In a large bowl, combine romaine and spinach; transfer to a platter. Arrange crumbled falafel and remaining ingredients over greens. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Cobb Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 258 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1 package (6 ounces) falafel mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, finely chopped
  1. Prepare and cook falafel according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, crumble or coarsely chop falafel.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, cucumber, milk, parsley and salt. In a large bowl, combine romaine and spinach; transfer to a platter. Arrange crumbled falafel and remaining ingredients over greens. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Cobb Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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aboulouis User ID: 8436704 229041
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Gd salad"

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heidala User ID: 284598 192262
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"LOVED this recipe! Have already made it 3 times and have always gotten rave reviews. The only thing I've done differently is I by pre made falafel balls which I cook and crumble. It makes the recipe easier! Definitely a keeper."

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toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 212345
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"This is one of many stellar recipes in the June/July 2014 TOH magazine. I've already made it twice and plan to serve it for dinner later this week. It was a big hit both at home and at a card party. Everyone loved the dressing (I used reduced fat sour cream). I followed pattibid's suggestions and added garbanzo beans instead of falafel, chopped cucumber, cubed rotisserie chicken, and chopped green onions. Absolutely delicious and healthy."

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Gayle76 User ID: 4588403 177621
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"I first saw this recipe in the June/July 2014 issue of Taste of Home magazine and thought the presentation was fabulous so I made it for a family gathering and it was a huge hit. I followed the recipe except substituted soy bacon for my vegetarian son and it was scrumptious! I will definitely make it again; it's a real show stopper!"

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pdarwin User ID: 7144531 123356
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"What a refreshing and delicious salad. I prepared for my husband and daughter and they loved!! I have never seen them so excited about a salad. I wanted to make it an entrée so I added cubed turkey to it as well. I did not use the falafel mix, but substituted garbanzo beans. I also added chopped green onions, and cucumbers. I put on a pretty rectangular tray and did each ingredient in a row on top of the spinach and romaine. It really made a pretty presentation. The dressing was delicious. It is light and refreshing. I used cilantro instead of parsley in the dressing.

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