Big Ol’ Cobb Salad

This is a great salad that feeds a crowd!  Other than lots of chopping, it’s very simple, and you can mix and match with ingredients on hand.  Below are the classic ingredients for a Cobb, but I have thrown in bell peppers, mushrooms, raw broccoli, dried cherries, etc.  And if you don’t have chicken breasts on hand, rotisserie chicken, cubed turkey or ham all work great too!   The dressing is one use almost everyday because it is healthy, quick and includes ingredients that we always have on hand.  We usually throw it together real fast as we are putting dinner or lunch on the table, so we never measure it!

Big Ol’ Cobb Salad
Serves 4-6


Bag of Mixed Green Salad
6 strips cooked bacon, roughly chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1-2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

On a (very) large platter, spread mixed greens. Arrange the bacon, eggs, tomatoes, chicken, and avocado on top of the greens in neat rows. To serve, drizzle salad with dressing, season with salt and pepper.
Brian’s Balsamic Honey Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
salt & pepper

Pour ingredients in a mason jar and shake.  Pour over salad!