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Cobb Salad

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 (1-1/4 cups dressing)


  • 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-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or Roquefort cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives


  • In a blender, combine the first 8 ingredients. While processing, gradually add canola and olive oils in a steady stream.
  • 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.
  • To serve, drizzle 1 cup dressing over salad. Serve with remaining dressing if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 575 calories, 52g fat (8g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 1171mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • button1327
    Aug 28, 2020

    I've only made the salad dressing in this recipe. It is a very popular dressing in our house and always gets raves. If I don't have dry mustard powder, which really makes a difference in this recipe, I'l use 1 to 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard. Making this again this week! Thank you for posting!

  • Dellast
    Apr 1, 2019

    This is a very good dinner salad. The dressing is great and not to vinegar forward which I like. Relatively easy to put together with the available mixed greens you can buy. Even hubby was happy with this for dinner and it does fill you up. I will be making this one often.

  • mjlouk
    Aug 9, 2015

    This was great! We really enjoyed it!

  • cindiak
    May 16, 2014

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

  • ebramkamp
    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.

  • joycerm53
    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!

  • RHergenroeder
    May 25, 2013

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

  • ginabobina86
    May 16, 2013

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  • stevenraynewman
    Mar 22, 2013

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  • ekprice
    Feb 7, 2013

    This was the best cobb salad I have ever had. The dressing was amazing everything went together great.