Cobb Salad

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I should not even have to write this post, but considering the awful salads I have had that called themselves Cobb, I think it’s time to set the record straight.

How do I know this? I know it because I am old enough to have actually had a real Cobb Salad at the original Brown Derby in Hollywood when I was a little girl. You don’t forget things like that, especially when they are so good.

A real Cobb Salad is a chopped salad. What does chopped mean? It means small pieces, like the size of a pea. A lot of cooks think that a Cobb Salad is just a Chef’s Salad, but with specific ingredients. Well, it’s not – it’s a chopped salad, usually with bacon, blue cheese, egg, tomatoes, avocado, spring onions, and chicken all chopped up into little tiny pieces with a unobtrusive vinaigrette like the Original Brown Derby Dressing.

Cobb Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
  • 1 tomato, chopped fine
  • 1 egg, hard boiled and chopped fine
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped fine
  • 1/4 lb cooked chicken, chopped fine
  • 1/4 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped fine
  • Original Brown Derby Dressing
  1. Assembly:
  2. In a large salad or pasta bowl, put the chopped lettuce as a bed for the remaining ingredients.
  3. Lay the rest on the tomato, egg, bacon, blue cheese, green onions and chicken in rows, or in sections (rows is more authentic).
  4. Present the salad, then toss with the Brown Derby Original Dressing
You can break with tradition and add or subtract ingredients. You have to remember this salad was made out of whatever was left when a good customer, Cobb, came into the Derby late one night, and this is what chef was able to toss together. If you have left overs you want to toss in, please so do!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1

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