Best Cobb Salad Recipe – How to Make Cobb Salad

[Music] hey everybody it’s natasha natashas kitchen calm and today i’m going to show you how to make your new favorite salad we’re making a chicken cobb salad it is loaded with all of the best ingredients and you’re gonna love this dressing so let’s get started the only cooking we need to do in this recipe is the bacon so place a medium pan over medium heat and add 6 ounces of chopped bacon saute that until it’s golden brown and crisp and I love using the splatter guard to keep my stove and my clothes clean I’ll link to the one I have in the notes once your bacon is crispy transfer that to a separate plate and set it aside to cool you’ll need 1 medium head of romaine lettuce or about 5 to 6 cups chopped [Music] once it’s all chopped up I love to put it in a salad spinner to wash it then spin it dry [Music] salad spinners are brilliant for green salads they saved so much time and you’ll never have another wet salad again we’ve had a couple of salad spinners that are broken on us in the past but this is the best one I’ve tried and I will definitely leave a link to it in the recipe notes spread your prepared lettuce over a large serving platter this is gonna form the base of the salad now you’ll need two large chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken and if you saw our most recent video we shared how to cook a whole chicken in the instant pot and it really is just the juiciest and quickest way to cook a whole chicken and if you’re in a hurry and want to save even more time you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe slice the chicken breasts into bite-size strips then layer it over your romaine lettuce next you’ll need two large hard-boiled eggs and make sure you check out our tutorial on how to boil eggs perfectly every time it is so easy I’ll leave a link to that in the notes cut your eggs into fourths and layer them onto your platter next thinly slice 1/2 cup of red onion and I love using red onion because it’s mild in flavor and adds beautiful color to the salad next we’ll need 1 cup of cherry tomatoes and cut each of those in half it’s easiest to do this with a serrated knife you can chop up heirloom tomatoes when they’re in season but I found that cherry tomatoes taste great all year long next we’re gonna cut my personal favorite ingredient well next to the bacon of course one large avocado remove the pit and peel the avocado then slice into bite-size pieces when you slice try to keep them in their rows for a prettier presentation when you transfer them to the salad add your rows of avocados to the salad platter next layer on the rest of the ingredients that you’ve prepared and for a Cobb salad you can arrange things in strips or in little bunches like I am here all right we have the tomatoes and the purple onions on next layer on your cooked crumbled bacon and last but not least add 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese I’m using a gorgonzola blue cheese and if you prefer not to use blue cheese a feta cheese would work here as well and we’re gonna finish this off with a little sprinkle of fresh parsley oh that is just the prettiest salad and it’s totally making my mouth water but before we can enjoy that we’re gonna make the most amazing balsamic vinaigrette and all you need is a little mason jar add 1/3 cup olive oil and I’m using extra virgin because that gives this extra flavor get it extrovert extra okay [Applause] balsamic vinegar three tablespoons of that and then we have our du jour and mustard just one tablespoon goes a long way press in one fresh garlic clove and this adds fantastic flavor so do not skip it this is my favorite garlic press right here I’ll link to it in the notes every bit of garlic love garlic and salt and pepper just a quarter teaspoon of salt and a pinch of black pepper put the lid on and shake shake shake until it’s creamy smooth that looks perfect hmm beautiful you just want to shake it enough so that the mustard incorporates really well into the dressing yum yum okay and then just drizzle it over the salad right before serving that’s exactly what we’re gonna do and add the dressing to taste you don’t have to use all of it alright and I am ridiculously excited for this taste test can you see why so that’s exactly what we’re gonna do right now there we go a little bit of everything and of course a lot of avocado and I personally like a lot of dressing on my salad so I’m gonna add just a little drizzle more okay here I go get a little bit of everything which is hard because there’s a lot of stuff in here okay that looks reasonable it’s a big bite a little bit of everything else [Music] I’m telling you this dressing it’s amazing make it once and you will not want a store-bought again they just pulled the whole salad together you’ve got protein from the eggs and the chicken ends the bacon just making a protein I think so and the cheese of course there’s cheese and then you’ve got the fresh element juicy tomatoes and then the purple eye in which I really like in here it adds a lot of freshness and the cheese if you’re not a big fan of blue cheese you can totally use feta here and it’ll still taste really good this is perfect for meal planning this keeps really well in the refrigerator and then you can just add the dressing as you go this is so satisfying it is a meal in itself so beautiful for parties and I hope it becomes a new favorite for you if you guys love this you have to try some of our most viral salads right over there and right down there and make sure make sure you click below to subscribe and when you do hit the bell icon so you’ll get notifications every time we post a new video we’ll see you in our next video [Music]

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