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. 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.
UPDATE: Yo In Yo Out has since closed.
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. The vegan ranch dressing was a small tragedy.
Here is how I make my own Cobb variation at home: cook up several slices of bacon, then fry some mushrooms and onions in the bacon fat with some garlic powder. To the salad (romaine lettuce base), add the bacon, sauteed veggies, half of an avocado, tomatoes, and top with some sesame seeds. For dressing I used Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch (sent free for me to review).
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. I call this “dessert guacamole”.
Hi, my name is Maggie, and I have a pudding addiction.
Do you like Cobb salad? Do you like bacon? Do you like pudding?
J’adore them all!
*Don’t forget, you can get a discount and free shipping on NuNaturals until May 31st!
14 Replies to “My Big Fat Cobb-y Dinner! and Avocado Dessert Guac”
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.
@HEAB: I knew you would like this!!
I buy that yogurt brand of dressing too, but I ALWAYS get the honey mustard! You must try it – it is uhhhmazing.
@Lauren: I WILL have to get it! Honey mustard is a favorite of mine 🙂
You just remind me that salad season is here!!! 🙂
@Coco: yay for salad season!
I would love that salad with brown rice flour bread on the side. Have you tried the “Foods For Life” bread. So good.
@B.: No, I haven’t! It sounds good. I got some Manna bread samples today though that I am about to try 🙂
haha i just had mint-vanilla avocado pudding yum!
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.
Did you read my mind? I recently saw Cobb salad (deconstructed) on Top Chef and have been craving it ever since!
@Sophia: I would love to see your take on a Cobb salad!! Make it in your new apartment!!
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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