It’s funny how something as simple as a Cobb salad can be redefined when you make a large version of it layered on a pretty white platter.
I got so many questions and comments and likes over this salad and it’s just so, well, BASIC! All you do is simply prep all the ingredients and layer on top of mixed greens. Even the homemade dressing was too simple. It came together in just five simple ingredients that I’m almost certain you already have sitting in your home.
This made an appearance at our neighbors lovely Super Bowl party but it would be great for any type of entertaining. I’ve added it to my to make list for a girls night I am hosting in a couple of weeks. Because we all know girls love their salads. 😉
You can get creative with the toppings here. I went pretty traditional with chicken, bacon, egg, tomato, and avocado. I wanted to add dried cherries as well but I didn’t make it to the store so I went with what I had on hand, dried cranberries. Worked just fine but I think cherries would be an awesome option.
I served a small bowl of blue cheese on the side because I know people have a serious aversion but you can keep the whole thing dairy free and just skip the cheese. I don’t think anyone would miss it. Although I’m not sure, people can be pretty serious about their need for cheese.
Get this going at your next party! I promise you, or you guests, won’t be disappointed.
GIANT COBB SALAD
Recipe adapted from The Nutty Mama
Mixed greens, enough to fill a large platter
1-2 tomatoes, chopped up
8 slices or so if thick bacon, cooked
few cups of chicken, cooked (I used chicken breast and seasoned with a grill seasoning and just cooked on the stove)
3 eggs, boiled and sliced
2 avocados, chunked up
1 cup or so of dried cranberries or cherries
cup or so of blue cheese, to serve on the side (optional)
INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
salt & pepper
DIRECTIONS FOR SALAD:
Place mixed greens on a large platter. Layer all ingredients on top, as pictured above.
DIRECTIONS FOR DRESSING:
Whisk above ingredients together. Can be made a few days ahead and stored in a mason jar in the fridge.