My latest food obsession is the Cobb Salad. In my mind, a typical Cobb Salad includes most of these guys:
- Blue cheese
- Romaine lettuce
- Ranch dressing
- Chicken breast
- Other veggies (?)
Here’s one I had last year:
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
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”.
Hi, my name is Maggie, and I have a pudding addiction. I’m also addicted to fat
Do you like Cobb salad? Do you like bacon? Do you like pudding? How about fats?
J’adore them all!
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