Apr 6, 2009

Cobb Salad





Layers of hard boiled eggs, bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes and avocado make up the classic Cobb Salad. This attractive salad would make a beautiful addition to your Easter table.

You can modify the ingredients to your liking, use turkey bacon, add cucumbers, carrots, whatever you like.


Cobb Salad

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Time: 30 minutes Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 141.9 • Fat: 9.3 • Carbs: 5.2 • Fiber: 3.0 • Sugar: 0.6 • Protein: 11.0
Adapted from Simply Recipes

  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 head of Boston lettuce (or Iceberg), coarsely chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, separated, whites and yolks finely chopped
  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ripe hass avocado, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 oz chicken breast, cooked and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Arrange chopped lettuce on the bottom of a large platter.

Layer the chicken, bacon, tomato, egg and avocado in neat rows over the greens.  Top with your favorite dressing, or try this tomato vinaigrette (extra).

Red Wine Tomato Vinaigrette
Servings: 8 • Size: 2 tbsp • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 50.8 • Fat: 5.1 • Carbs: 1.3 • Fiber: 0.2 • Sugar: 0.2 • Protein: 0.2
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot


Chop tomato in food processor. Add crushed garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, water, dijon mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Pulse a few times until smooth. Add chopped shallot and mix to blend. Set aside to allow the flavors to blend well.

18 comments :

  1. Is this one serving?

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  2. LOVE your presentation, Gina! This is totally going on my Easter table (minus the meat, of course). Thanks!

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  3. Very pretty salad and looks delicious.

    Sandy

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  4. Yum! You could even use turkey bacon to make it a bit lighter.

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  5. Oh yeah, this is the addition I need for my next spring party :D

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  6. Beautiful, I love this kind of salad!

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  7. This looks so nice and light. Perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  8. how the heck is this only 4 points? looks delish!

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  9. As a side dish divided equally among 8 people, it's 4 points. I made this for Easter dinner last week as a side dish for 10 and it was perfect, but if you have this for lunch, you probably get 4-5 servings. So for 4 people as a main course lunch it would be 7 points.

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  10. That is one nice looking salad!

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  11. Hi Gina,

    Nice fresh salad idea, great as always!

    P.s.
    Thanks for your stumble on my post! My visits were rising after that!

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  12. Awesome! Even the non-salad lovers ate this with vigour.
    A note to Gina: This is the best website ever! I am just starting my 5th week at WW and as a foodie this site tickles my taste buds and inspires me. Thank you so very much for offering these incredible recipes to all of us in need.

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  13. I love having foodies here! Welcome!! Glad you like it!! :)

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  14. Gina,
    Is this 3.5 point with the old plan or the new points plus plan?
    Thanks!

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  15. I am having a party this saturday and I want to make a healthy, low calorie meal... Which one do you suggest to make. I want one that I can easily make a large portion without spending a fortune.

    Thank for the help
    Jenna

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  16. im just counting my calories not doing ww.. how many calories is this salad if i have for lunch 1 cup?

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