Classic Cobb Mason Jar Salad


Pack classic Cobb salad upside down in a mason jar for a healthy lunch that won't get soggy while sitting in the fridge all morning. Or pack it up the night before for an easy grab-and-go lunch in the morning. Choose the tangiest aged blue cheese you can find; its flavor will go a long way.

Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

  • cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • cup nonfat buttermilk or nonfat milk

  • cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar, or white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


  • 2 tablespoon Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber

  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato

  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion

  • 1 ounce chopped low- or reduced-sodium deli ham

  • 1 ounce chopped low- or reduced-sodium deli turkey

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, diced

  • 1 slice crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ½ avocado, cubed

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 ½ cups chopped romaine lettuce


  1. To prepare dressing: Whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk (or milk), yogurt, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add cheese and stir, mashing with a spoon until the cheese is incorporated

  2. To prepare salad: Add 2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing to a quart-size mason jar. (Save remaining dressing for another use) Top with cucumber, tomato and onion. Layer in ham, turkey, egg and bacon. Gently toss avocado with lime juice in a small bowl, then add to the jar. Top the salad with blue cheese. Fill the remaining space in the jar with lettuce. Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate.

  3. When ready to serve, shake the salad from the jar into a bowl.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate dressing (step 1) for up to 1 week. Stir before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
28g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 3 cups
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Vitamin A 6845IU 137%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Folate 213mcg 53%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 929mg 20%

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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