The Cobb Salad is the Gold Standard of Summertime Eats

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Identified in their Facebook post as “the most perfect cobb salad you’ll ever make,” this is the type of appetizer-turned-meal any Texas foodie will love! Combining our love of meat (ahem…bacon specifically, but also chicken,) with creamy avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and all the vegetables you can handle, the cobb salad is a meal-sized dish you would be proud to produce for a family barbecue, a workplace gathering, or even a reunion. It’s that good.

Delish has put together not only a video but the top-notch recipe for the preparation of the cobb salad. It includes dressing and cheese recommendations. Their one absolute must is that you use homemade dressing, but honestly, the presentation of all of the items combined in this delicious dish wouldn’t look any less satisfying if you use something with which you’re more comfortable.

As it turns out, the history behind the creation of the salad is equally as delicious. According to Eat This, Not That, “Supposedly, a very hungry Robert ‘Bob’ Cobb, owner of the popular Brown Derby restaurant on trendy Wilshire Boulevard, was in the restaurant kitchen late one night. He pulled out what was available, so a little bit of this and a little bit of that into his salad, which included leftover hard-boiled eggs and roast chicken. Not dreaming he would ever add this kitchen sink salad on the menu, he shared it with his friend Sid Grauman of the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It was so delicious that the next day, Grauman came back asking for a ‘Cobb Salad.’ It’s funny to think of celebrities fawning over leftovers, but when the Cobb salad hit the Brown Derby menu in 1937, a star was truly born.”

Cobb Salad

The Cobb Salad is the Gold Standard of Summer Noshing

Photo: Facebook/Delish


Key ingredients for this recipe include:

Romaine Lettuce

Hard-Boiled Eggs



Crumbled Blue Cheese



Delish provides all of the measurements, preparation instructions, and dressing recommendations on their web link available here. If you’re planning on taking this to an event or function, total preparation time is 30 minutes, and this will yield four-to-six servings. The concept that this will be a meal in itself for a small family is easily understandable. However, if you’re making this for a large group of people, you’ll want to increase your ingredients accordingly. A summer gathering in Texas calls for some light food fare to match the almost-guaranteed barbecue you’ll be enjoying. With average temperatures reaching from the 90s to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re going to need something that satisfies but doesn’t leave you stuck slaving over a hot stove for very long! The cobb salad definitely fits the bill!