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Cobb Salad

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Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 0min

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.

Makes

6 servings

Serving size

1 serving

Ingredients

Dressing:

¼ cup olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

Black pepper, freshly grounded, to taste

 

Salad:

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

Instructions

To prepare dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and thyme and season with pepper. Set aside.

To prepare salad:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the greens, cherry tomatoes, eggs, chicken, and avocado.
  2. Arrange the salads on plates, and drizzle with the dressing. Serve.

Cooking Tip

Premade cooked chicken is best when you make it yourself, rather than buying a rotisserie chicken or packaged cooked product, because those items contain a staggering amount of sodium. Cooking your own chicken breasts helps you control sodium levels.

You can store cooked chicken in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe contributed by Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Info

Makes: 6 servings  Serving size: 1 serving

Calories

elanco

Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

90 mg

Carbohydrates

5 g

Sugar

3 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

11 g

Sodium

50 mg

Calcium

38 mg

Phosphorus

110 mg

Potassium

267 mg