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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.

EatingWell.com, July 2017


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins


Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

3 cups
422 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 19.5g; dietary fiber 9g; sugars 4.7g; fat 28.2g; saturated fat 6.9g; cholesterol 226.7mg; vitamin a iu 6845IU; vitamin c 19.6mg; folate 213mcg; calcium 180.7mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 57.6mg; potassium 928.5mg; sodium 749.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

3 fat, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1 high-fat protein, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable