I love salads. Summer is the perfect time of year for them, too. I live in Colorado and I do not have air conditioner in my home (when we built the house the builders assured us we didn’t need it, they were wrong!!!) so there are several weeks during the hot months that I just don’t want to turn on the oven… A refreshing summer salad is just the way to go!
In the next few posts I’m going to share a few recipes for my favorites right now…
Classic Cobb Salad
This recipe is adapted from Food Network.
Ingredients for 4 salads:
8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 scallions, sliced
24 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (or 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped)
1 large avocado, chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
8 ounces, cooked chicken breast or thighs, chopped
1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
8 ounces chopped lettuce
Dressing of choice… I like cheater homemade ranch (recipe to follow) or if you eat dairy the traditional dressing for a Cobb salad is blue cheese (recipe to follow).
- Prep ingredients as instructed in the above ingredient list.
- In a large bowl toss the lettuce with your dressing, season with salt and pepper and then divide evenly between 4 plates.
- To garnish each salad, make a row of each on top of the lettuce; avocado, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, bacon and eggs.
- Serve immediately.
Cheater Homemade Ranch Dressing:
1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
1 T. Penzey’s Sunny Paris Seasoning
2 T. cold water
In a small bowl combine seasoning and water and allow to set for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, pour reconstituted seasoning into 1/4 mayo and mix until well combined. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
Classic Cobb Blue Cheese:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
4 ounces blue cheese or Gorgonzola
In a medium bowl whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Whisk in blue cheese until well combined.
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