The Cobb salad is a main-dish garden salad that was invented in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant. It is named for the restaurant’s owner, Robert Howard Cobb. The story says that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, so he mixed together whatever leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon, and tossed it with some French dressing, and that is how the Cobb salad was born.
Cobb Salad recipe – 173 calories
8 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 head lettuce, shredded
3 eggs, boiled and chopped
3 cups cooked chicken meat, chopped
3/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped green onions
1 avocado, pitted and diced
1 (8 ounce) ranch dressing
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Divide the shredded lettuce among 6 plates.
2. Evenly divide and arrange the chicken, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, blue cheese, green onions and avocado in a row on top of the lettuce.
3. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with pepper to taste.
Nutritional information for one serving:
Total fat: 12.3 g
Cholesterol: 105.6 mg
Sodium: 296.1 mg
Total carbs: 8.5 g
Fiber: 4.1 g
Protein: 9 g
Weight Watchers points: 4
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