Monday, May 3, 2010

The Cobb Salad

might just be the perfect combination of ingredients.

bleu cheese • avocado • hard boiled egg • bacon

chicken & lettuce, if you insist

There's little reason to go all fancy with special dressings, a bunch of chopped herbs and three different letti.  One lettuce - romaine - works well, as does a simple bleu cheese dressing.  I'm too lazy to make a salad all pretty in sections, so I like it tossed.  I don't like when salads have pieces too big to fit in my mouth, so I like it chopped.

It's all good, but the real challenge is finding a bleu cheese dressing that's not made with soybean oil, which is very, very bad.

You can make your own, but you kinda need mayo.  Try to find a mayo that's not made with soybean oil.  It's kinda hard.

It seems like Trader Joe's never has everything to make a whole meal for me, but this time, it was their time.  One stop shopping.
Bleu Cheese Dressing

Makes four 2 tbsp servings

1oz crumbled bleu cheese
1/4 cup light canola mayo
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
garlic powder

Place mayo and buttermilk in a jar, and shake well.  Stir in crumbled bleu cheese.  Garlic powder and salt to taste.  Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Chopped Cobb Salad

Serves 1, so if there's two of you, make more. *

romaine lettuce, chopped
tomato, chopped
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
2 strips bacon, crumbled
1 chicken breast fillet, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tbsp bleu cheese dressing **

Mix all the ingredients together.  Serve.

* If there's 3 or 4 eaters, then there's a special process, called math, that you can use.  Take the number of people eating and multiply each ingredient by that number.  

** If the number of diners is greater than 4, then you'll need to make more dressing, too.  Divide the number of diners by 4 and round up to the next whole number.  Multiply the result by 1.  This is the number of batches of dressing to make. Reserve any leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days.


  1. I use sour cream not mayo in mine

  2. Do you have a good recipe?

  3. Math? In the kitchen? Surely you jest.


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