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August 27, 2014

Cobb Salad

What does summer mean to you?







Summer to me means grilling and corn on the cob and light and refreshing meals like salads and fruits and veggies. Summer is Cobb Salad.

Grilled Cobb Salad at that.

It's one of my fave things. 

And this Cobb has grilled corn on the cob and juicy grilled chicken, cuz grilled food always tastes better. For reals... baked chicken? or GRILLED chicken?!??! There's no question, right? Grilled = major flavor + grill marks.

And grill marks are everything.



Seriously, I've been watching this show called American Grilled on the Travel channel. I'm obsessed. It's got me wanting to grill everything! Really, they do everything on the grill! Pasta, pizza, duck, giant cuts of beef, and lots of other local ingredients like frog legs, hog's head, crawfish, Cracker Jack's, and wild boar. It's one of my favorite things to watch lately. And I feel like I'm learning a lot when I watch it... even simple things like being sure to oil your meats and veggies before putting on the grill so they don't stick. And even the simplest of marinades and rubs. I'm so intrigued and hope to learn a lot more about grilling with other methods than a gas grill, grilling different kinds of meats, more about marinades and rubs, and learning how to perfect that gas grill method of grilling, too.

I'm itchin to buy a charcoal grill reeeeeeeeeal soon.

Anyways, now that I've got that outta my system, grill everything. While you can. While summer's still here. Not that you can't grill when it's not summer, but summer and grilling just go together. And nobody wants summer to end. So let's take a stand... grill everything you can get your hands on. Starting with some chicken and corn on the cob for this delicious Cobb Salad.











Cobb Salad
adapted from Meg's Everyday Indulgence

  • romaine hearts, chopped
  • grilled corn on the cob
  • hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • avocado, diced
  • bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • grilled chicken breast, diced
  • crumbled bleu cheese
  • dressing of your choice
Assemble salads with lettuce on bottom, topped with grilled corn kernels removed from the cob, egg, avocado, bacon, chicken, bleu cheese, and dressing of your choice. 

May I recommend Litehouse Jalapeno Ranch, or Meg's Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette also sounds amazing.


Printable Recipe











As you can see, I don't really have perfect, exact measurements for this recipe, because really you can't go wrong with any amount! There were two of us, and I think we used 1-2 romaine hearts. I think we only used 1 ear of corn but again, can't go wrong with more. I'd say at least 2 hard-boiled eggs. 1 avocado is probably enough. Probably like 4 strips of bacon, or more if you plan on eating most of it before it makes it to the salad, like me. I'd probably say 1 chicken breast per person. However much crumbled bleu cheese looks right, Meg suggests 1/4 cup. You'll love this (grilled) cobb salad no matter how much of each ingredient you use. 


Linking up here.


Peace, and bacon grease!



10 comments:

Chris said...

I love a cobb salad, so much flavor, texture, color and it doesn't leave you hungry 30 minutes later.

So far I have had a friend compete or judge in every episode of American Grilled. This week I have two, Clint and Catherine are both in the Memphis version. I didn't try out because I HATE being told that I have to cook weird ingredients and short time limits.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

The most gorgeous salad ever!

Michelle Nahom said...

Looks delicious! I love Cobb Salad. And any other salad for that matter. I crave them in the summertime..I'm sad to see it go. Hoping the summer veggies hold out for a little bit longer!

Michelle Nahom said...

I hit send too soon! I also wanted to thank you for linking up with us at Foodie Fridays! Hope to see you next week as well!

Miz Helen said...

Love your Cobb Salad! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Antionette Blake said...

This looks delicious, I love Cobb Salads but with turkey bacon. Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty.

Shari Eckstrom said...

Okay, this Cobb Salad looks downright amazing. It has the best of every thing in it. Bacon, avocado, what else do you need! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays. Be sure to stop by and share another of your amazing recipes.
Blessings,
Shari
http://puregracefarms.com/

Angela Muir said...

Girl! this makes me want to lick my screen! ;) Thanks for linking up, you're going to be featured tonight at HandmadeintheHeartland.com !

Michelle Meche said...

Baked chicken or grilled...I see your point. Grilling is much more flavorful and exciting. It's been so hot here lately I think this would make the perfect dinner. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo!

Karly Campbell said...

This is my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!