Healthy Summertime Cobb Salad recipe
A healthy cobb salad recipe perfect for warmer nights. This cobb salad has classic ingredients but a healthy twist (like this dairy-free coleslaw!). It's both paleo and whole30 approved and a great alternative to the usual heavy salads at a barbeque.
Cobb salad has always appealed to me in theory but in practicality, it's never lived up to the hype. Mostly, because traditional cobb salad comes with bacon, ranch dressing, and meat that tastes funny (in my experience). But this cobb salad recipe is different. It's filled with fresh, healthy ingredients, sweet homemade dressing.
I have to admit, I fell in love with this salad when I made it. It was just so tasty! The sweet dressing complements the vegetables well and keeps everything feeling light and fresh. The best part though was baby bear also loved it!
Cobb Salad Dressing
While it may seem weird to not use a classic ranch dressing in a cobb salad dressing I prefer it this way. There are obviously some amazing, dairy-free ranch dressing options however I prefer something a bit lighter.
This honey mustard dressing is vinegar-based and great for your digestive system.
When To Use It
One of my biggest pet peeves is actually going into barbeque season! Only because I know there's going to be so many unhealthy options and being dairy-free and gluten-free makes social situations tough. I've learned to just bring my own food so that I know there will be something there I can eat (these spicy deviled eggs are a hit too!)
Mainly, I use this cobb salad recipe for:
- a quick lunch when I have chicken cooked already
- barbeques or other gatherings
- a lazy dinner if it's just the hubby and I
The ingredients are fresh and the colors just scream warm weather to me so it's a pretty big staple in the house.
Healthy Ingredients For A Complete Meal
One of the reasons cobb salad recipes are so popular is because they're the perfect balance of nutrients. There are veggies, protein, and healthy fats (avocados for the win).
These ingredients help keep the salad light but filling. However, if you want to ramp it up, the salad also tastes great with a few:
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- 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- ¾ cup cucumber, sliced
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 1 grilled chicken breast
Cobb Salad Dressing recipe
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon bold mustard
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Kitchen Tools You May Find Handy
How To Make It
Begin by prepping and cutting the veggies.
Peel and slice the hard boiled eggs and cut the chicken.
In two bowls divide up the ingredients evenly.
In a small bowl , whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Serve salads immediately with dressing on the side or our overtop to enjoy.
Makes two servings
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Cobb Salad Recipe I Paleo & Whole30
This cobb salad is perfect for summer nights. It's filling, fresh and tasty! This cobb salad is full of healthy fats, proteins and vegetables all topped with a sweet honey mustard dressing. It makes a delicious dinner in the warm summer air.