Winter Cobb Salad


This seasonal twist on a traditional Cobb salad swaps in kale for lettuce and spiced butternut squash for chicken but keeps the essential avocado, blue cheese, bacon and egg.

winter cobb salad
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 10 cups coarsely chopped stemmed kale

  • 1 large crisp apple, sliced or chopped

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil, coriander, cumin and cinnamon in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once halfway, until tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk vinegar, mustard, shallot, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the remaining 4 tablespoons oil. Add kale and toss well to combine. Divide the kale among 4 plates and top with apple, onion, bacon, egg, avocado, cheese and the squash.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
33g Fat
32g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 471mg 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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