The verdict is not in regarding the creator of the Cobb Salad. Various stories exist recounting how the salad was invented.
One says that it came about in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish. It is named for the restaurant’s owner, Robert Howard Cobb. Stories vary whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Paul J. Posti. The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook, and tossed it with their signature dressing.
This salad is so satiating that it definitely fits the story line. You will feel satisfied and remain in fat burning brain powered mode and avoid that afternoon sluggish feeling. This is a great comfort filling food that can be eaten for either lunch or dinner.
Add a twist and variations by incorporating different types of protein with seasoning options. You can add Curry, Turmeric, or a Mesquite seasoning to jazz it up a bit. However you decide to do it, you won’t be disappointed!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 3.5 oz chicken breast can exchange for another protein option
- 1 oz Cheddar Cheese optional
- 1 large hard boiled egg
- 1 head romaine lettuce can use spinach or mixed greens
- 1 tbsp olive oil, avocado oil or mct oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (Braggs)
- 1 dash pink Himalayan salt/fresh pepper
Now those are just the basics and everything can be either modified or substituted. For Vegan or Vegetarian options just sub out those unwanted items with nuts, tofu or other options of low carb, high healthy fats and proteins. For dressing options, oil and vinegar are for the most part the healthiest option. Stick to the Braggs apple cider vinegar for all of those great health benefits. For the oil portion you can switch off between 3 choices. Olive oil, avocado oil, and MCT oil. The first 2 taste very similar and offer a pleasant, savory taste to the salad. MCT oil is the most nutritious, but is mostly void of any flavor.
As far as dressings off the shelf go you’ve also got a fair amount of options there. Caesar, blue cheese and ranch are very low carb most the time. As always, check the label! Companies will add sugar into everything, so you never know. Most of the dressings marketed as low calorie will be almost exclusively carbs, so try to stay away from those.