Cobb salad is a famous creation from the 1930s, originating at the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood. This version is not exactly like the original, but features fresh, creamy avocado as a delectable topping.
Avocado is a perfect accompaniment for the tomatoes because it can boost the body’s absorption of lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, by about 400 percent. Avocado can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and support liver health.
¼ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
Black pepper, freshly grounded, to taste
6 cups mixed baby greens
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 large hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
¼ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
To prepare dressing:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and thyme and season with pepper. Set aside.
To prepare salad:
- In a large bowl, toss together the greens, cherry tomatoes, eggs, chicken, and avocado.
- Arrange the salads on plates, and drizzle with the dressing. Serve.