Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CEiMB: Cobb Salad

Hosted by The Feast Within

This is a knock-out salad and I can’t believe each portion comes in at under 400 calories! There is nothing that this salad is missing - there’s hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, avocadoes, chicken, black forest ham (somehow bacon slipped in mine :) and even blue cheese! This is one phenomenal salad!

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For the Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the salad:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 pound sliced Black Forest or other smoked ham
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (about 6 ounces) coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups watercress, thick stems removed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 avocado, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken breast 1 (6-ounce) breast
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort or Blue cheese (about 2 ounces)

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Slice the ham into 1/2-inch strips. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over a medium-high heat. Add the ham to the skillet and cook over stirring frequently, until the ham is warmed through and crisped, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Remove and discard the yolk from 1 of the hard boiled eggs. Chop the remaining egg white and whole egg and set aside.

In a large bowl toss the romaine and watercress with 2/3 of the dressing. Put the dressed greens onto a large serving dish. Place the tomatoes on top forming a row down the middle. In strips on either side of the tomatoes place the avocado, chicken, cheese, diced egg, and the crisped ham on top of the greens. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

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thechiclife said...

ooh yum! Looks delish!

:) Diana

applecrumbles said...

Love the photo. We really like this as well. It just seemed to take me SO long to make.

Lauryn said...

your salad looks gorgeous!! I loved this one as well!!! So delicious!

Maria Salomon said...

pretty picture.....we loved this cobb salad so much I've already made it again! The dressing is the best! I think I will keep it on hand for all salads in my house now.....=)

sara said...

Looks great this week. You are right, there is really nothing left to be desired in this salad - especially if you slip some bacon in!

Danko Family said...

wow...looks delicious!!!!