My Big Fat … Cobb-y Dinner! and Avocado Dessert Guac

My latest food obsession is the Cobb Salad. In my mind, a typical Cobb Salad includes most of these guys:

  • Bacon
  • Egg
  • Avocado
  • Blue cheese
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Ranch dressing
  • Chicken breast
  • Tomatoes
  • Other veggies (?)

Here’s mine:

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Here’s one I had last year:

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I love bacon <3

Here’s another (while moving cross country).

The most recent restaurant Cobb I had was at Yo In Yo Out. It’s a cute little French place on the upper upper east side (100th Street) that boasts an awesome menu and some truly delicious cappuccinos to boot. Their salad is¬†Cobb Salad “A Ma Lacon” – it has a marinated chicken salad, bacon, eggs, blue cheese, tomatoes, and cucumber over organic mesclun with a balsamic vinaigrette drizzle. I had them hold the balsamic (I’m not a fan; shocker I know!) and sub out the blue cheese and add avocado instead. SO good. So so good. The dressing is their house dressing and it’s made with olive oil, red wine, raspberries, and some other stuff. It was light and fresh but still a little creamy.

I also recently had a vegetarian Cobb salad at Curly’s Vegetarian Lunch. You know – I keep trying to enjoy this restaurant, but it’s just not that great. The salad tried but just didn’t cut it. And vegan ranch dressing? That is sort of a tragedy.

Anyway, to continue my Cobb salad obsession, I made my own variation of it at home last night. I cooked up 3 slices of bacon, then fried some mushrooms and onions in the bacon fat with some garlic powder. To the salad (romaine lettuce base) I added the bacon, sauteed veggies, half of an avocado, tomatoes, and topped it with some sesame seeds. For dressing I used Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch (sent free for me to review! I love it). Cobb perfection. My only regret? I should have used 4 pieces of bacon instead of 3 icon biggrin My Big Fat ... Cobb y Dinner! and Avocado Dessert Guac

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For dessert I took the rest of the avocado and mashed it with peanut butter, NuNaturals¬†Erythritol Crystals*, and topped it with some more sesame seeds. Mmmmm avocado. I call this “dessert guacamole”.

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Do you like Cobb salad? Do you like bacon? Do you like pudding? How about fats?

J’adore them all!

*Don’t forget, you can get a discount and free shipping on NuNaturals until May 31st!

14 Comments on My Big Fat … Cobb-y Dinner! and Avocado Dessert Guac

  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    25 May, 2011 at 11:41 am (3 years ago)

    Hello my name is Heather, and I love all of the above. Usually never buy salad dressings and make my own, but finished off a bottle of the Bolthouse blue cheese yogurt dressing. Loved it. You make me want to buy sesame seeds.

    • Maggie
      25 May, 2011 at 11:43 am (3 years ago)

      @HEAB: I knew you would like this!!

  2. Lauren @ WWoB
    25 May, 2011 at 12:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I buy that yogurt brand of dressing too, but I ALWAYS get the honey mustard! You must try it – it is uhhhmazing.

    • Maggie
      25 May, 2011 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

      @Lauren: I WILL have to get it! Honey mustard is a favorite of mine :)

  3. Coco
    25 May, 2011 at 1:00 pm (3 years ago)

    You just remind me that salad season is here!!! :)

    • Maggie
      25 May, 2011 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

      @Coco: yay for salad season!

  4. B.
    25 May, 2011 at 1:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love that salad with brown rice flour bread on the side. Have you tried the “Foods For Life” bread. So good.

    • Maggie
      25 May, 2011 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

      @B.: No, I haven’t! It sounds good. I got some Manna bread samples today though that I am about to try :)

  5. tea-bag
    25 May, 2011 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

    i’ve honestly NEVER liked bacon! i can’t even stand the smell! :) however, i do love me some puddin! i’ll take anything creamy! there’s just something so comforting about pudding. it’s like a spoonable version of childhood.

  6. Sophia
    25 May, 2011 at 8:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Did you read my mind? I recently saw Cobb salad (deconstructed) on Top Chef and have been craving it ever since!

    • Maggie
      15 June, 2011 at 7:55 am (3 years ago)

      @Sophia: I would love to see your take on a Cobb salad!! Make it in your new apartment!!

  7. Mimi (Gingersnaps)
    26 May, 2011 at 12:03 am (3 years ago)

    Mmm, Cobb salads are amazing! A perfect mix of tastes and textures. Wardour salads are pretty tasty too.

    I too love my fats. It’s so nice to be back in the States where I can actually buy good avocados again.

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