The EatingWell Cobb Salad


This Cobb salad recipe is true to the original with all the good stuff--chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado and a tangy dressing. But we cut the saturated fat in half and doubled the amount of healthy monounsaturated fat.

Cobb Salad
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 10 cups mixed salad greens

  • 8 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast, (about 1 large breast half; see Tip)

  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled (see Tip), peeled and chopped

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and sliced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, (optional)


  1. Whisk vinegar, shallot, mustard, pepper and salt in a small bowl to combine. Whisk in oil until combined. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add half of the dressing and toss to coat.

  2. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Arrange equal portions of chicken, egg, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, bacon and blue cheese (if using) on top of the lettuce. Drizzle the salads with the remaining dressing.


To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. To shred the chicken, use two forks to pull it apart into long shreds. To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and fill the pan with a mixture of cold water and ice cubes; let stand until the eggs are completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
25g Fat
15g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g 53%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Vitamin A 4609IU 92%
Vitamin C 38mg 42%
Folate 229mcg 57%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 86mg 21%
Potassium 1159mg 25%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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