Light and luscious Cobb salad

Total Time
7 min
7 min
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Cobbs salads are a classic for a reason, offering a delicious mix of colors, textures, and flavor. The same is true for this lighter version, but you don’t miss anything thanks to the flavorful, creamy blue cheese; diced avocado; crunchy, shredded romaine lettuce; hard-cooked eggs; and savory crumbled turkey bacon—all your favorites plus some healthy add-ins make this a main-dish salad that is as delightful to eat as much as the original. You can substitute diced rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken for the turkey, if that’s what you have on hand. One rotisserie chicken yields about 3 cups of meat—more than enough for this recipe.


Sherry vinegar

3 Tbsp

Olive oil

2 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Romaine lettuce

6 cup(s), shredded

Cooked turkey breast with skin

16 oz, diced (2 cups)

Fresh tomato(es)

2 large, diced


½ item(s), medium, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced

Egg white(s)

2 large, hard-cooked, chopped

Cooked turkey bacon

6 slice(s), coarsely crumbled

Blue cheese

¼ cup(s), crumbled


  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Spread the lettuce on a platter. Arrange the turkey, tomatoes, and avocado in rows on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle with the egg whites, bacon, and blue cheese. Serve the dressing on the side. Yields: about 1 1⁄2 cups per serving.