Classic ingredients with a fun twist! This healthy cobb salad is made with a dairy-free cobb salad dressing that's both easy and refreshing! It's a summertime salad that hits the sweet spot of protein-packed deliciousness.
Keep summer dinners simple with this healthy cobb salad!
When the weather skyrockets, the desire to be in the kitchen plumets, which makes recipes like chicken cobb salad gold for warm nights.
It's loaded with juicy tomatoes, fresh avocados, and grilled chicken all drizzled in a honey-sweetened, mustard vinaigrette.
As a Certified Nutrition Coach, I know you'll fall in love with it because:
- Super easy to make
- A great meal prep recipe
- Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo
Ingredients You Need
Though a traditional chicken cobb salad recipe is topped with ranch dressing, blue cheese, and crispy bacon, this isn't what you'll find here.
Instead, you'll get the same fresh flavor but with a healthier twist.
Romain lettuce: make sure to use fresh romaine so that the base of the salad is extra crisp!
Cherry tomatoes: this is a great way to use up extra cherry tomatoes from the garden.
Avocado: opt for an avocado that's slightly soft but firm enough it wont be mush (and god luck hehe).
Grilled chicken breast: you'll want to have this cooked and prepped in advance to make the salad faster to whip up!
Apple cider vinegar: the base of the cobb salad dressing that gives it a tangy, refreshing twist.
Bold mustard: you can technically use any mustard you like but opting for bold mustard brings out the best flavor.
Honey: you can make this chicken cobb salad recipe without the honey to make it whole30 approved. However, the blend of tangy and sweet is wonderful if you just need a healthier version.
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How To Make A Healthy Cobb Salad
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 vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, and salt and pepper.
Serve salads immediately with dressing on the side.
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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Frequently Asked Questions About Cobb Salad
Because chicken cobb salad is a high protein salad it can be used in a weight loss plan. On top of that, cobb salads are easy to make ahead and meal prep which makes them even better for weight loss.
Like any salad, once the dressing is on it becomes a bit soggy. Which means that if you know you'll be storing the salad, it's best to wait to put the dressing on until just before serving.
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Dairy-Free Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
- Salad tongs
- 3 cups romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
- ¾ cup cucumber sliced
- 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
- 2 hardboiled eggs
- 1 chicken breast grilled
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon bold mustard
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 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 vinegar, oil, mustard, honey and salt and pepper.
- Serve salads immediately with dressing on the side.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data"
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.