Summer has left the building. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Fall is in full swing. We were teased here in MI as the temps were still lingering in the 80s here and there. I was holding on as long as I could. The weather app tells me it’s going to be in the 60s for the rest of the week so I have a feeling cold salad season is over; at least for me.
I love salad and could eat it every day. But, when it’s cold outside my body tells me otherwise. I want things that are warm and resemble comfort food, not diet style foods.
One of the ways I get around that is having warm chicken top my salad. The cheese gets a little bit gooey and even more tasty.
I love a good cobb salad. Sometimes I am lacking ingredients so I improvise.
According to Wikipedia, a true cobb salad is made from salad greens (including watercress, endives,) tomato, bacon bits, grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese (French blue cheese) and red-wine vinaigrette. Another variation includes black olives.
I don’t use Roquefort. I just use whatever blue cheese or general cheese I have on hand. Sometimes I use homemade bacon bits, sometimes store-bought. Sometimes green olives, sometimes black and others, none at all. I never make them with watercress and endives. And, that’s a no-go on the red wine vinaigrette. Sometimes, but its rare. I prefer just using blue cheese dressing or ranch.
Personally, I feel a true cobb salad is whatever you want it to be. It’s more about the chicken, eggs, avocado and bacon bits than anything. My two cents, anyway. 😉
My cobb salad has grilled chicken, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and then I added some blue cheese dressing.
You guys know me. Never the same way twice.
Sometimes I like it chunky and meatless.
Does this make it a regular salad and not cobb?
Made the salad again the following day, this time I added some cheese and some corn salsa. Awesomesauce.
Does this make it a Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad???
What’s a meal you generally say goodbye to when the seasons change?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That is my idea of a perfect lunch! It looks like such a yummy salad.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks so good. I love the addition of Avocado. Avocado makes everything better.
Catherine S says
This salad looks so yummy. It will make a great healthy lunch for me next week. Thanks for sharing.
I’m not a blue cheese type of gal. When I order a Cobb I ask if I can substitute either goat or feta cheese.
Cobb salad is so good! I use Roquefort when I can, but I usually just use regular bleu cheese, so I guess mine isn’t super authentic.
Diana Elizabeth says
I love Cobb Salad because it has everything good in it! I’m a big sucker for a hard boiled egg on anything – avocado and toast or a salad. I think I now what I want for dinner now 🙂
Ora Lee Gurr says
I took a vote and the family agreed we pretty much say goodbye to cold green salads when summer ends. This is why I like the variety of cobb salads suggested here. The warm chicken on top and other ingredients makes it a “comfort salad”.
This looks amazing. I LOVE Grilled Chicken 🙂 It gets super cold here in NH as well, and it’s been too cold to grill outside, so I had to break out the George Foreman to grill up my chicken.
Chasing Joy says
I was just talking about how I hae not wanted salads during the cooler weather today. I eat more soup though.
I love cobb salad, especially for an easy dinner! This looks delicious!
Debbie Denny says
I love to eat salads. Yours looks so good with that chicken added. Yumm.
That salad looks so yummy. I haven’t had a salad in a while.
When the seasons change, I swap out my veggies. This salad would be great in every season. It’ll lend itself to all kinds of yummy varieties.
I’m so hungry right now but that looks SO good. I’ve never had a salad, I’m not a lettuce gal but my kids? LOVE salads so this would be right up their alley! They’d love this!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have been really enjoying salads lately. I am trying to eat healthier and this salad looks amazing. I will have to get the ingredients so i can have this for dinner tonight.
It sure photos up nice. I’d love to give it a try.
Liz Mays says
Sadly I say goodbye to fruit salads and that kind of thing, but I sure welcome them back in the spring! That looks delish!
Amber C. says
OH it looks so yummy! I love a good cobb salad!
What a delicious looking salad. I love avocado on anything
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I would eat one of those right now and it’s breakfast time around here! 🙂
Rachel Ferrucci says
This looks delicious! I love salads and can eat them everyday!
Katherine G says
Your salad looks so pretty! I love a great salad! I have become addicted to having eggs in my salad.
Candy O says
Honestly I don’t think any. I am equal food opportunity all the time. LOL