Friday, July 31, 2009

Cobb Salad

Do you find yourself saying, "It's summer, it's hot and I REALLY don't want to turn on the oven or stove."? We'll, we have the dish for you! There's no salad more refreshing than a Cobb Salad on a summer evening. It combines a lot of great flavors that leave you wanting more!

So what are we waiting for? On to the recipe...

Recipe:

Iceberg/ Mixed Green Mixture (Or your favorite lettuce mix)
1 Large Tomato
1 Red Onion
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
3/4 C Mild Cheddar Cheese (we love cheese!)
1 Avocado
6 Strips of Bacon (we use microwavable)


Boil 2 eggs until fully cooked. While your eggs are boiling, rinse and chop your lettuce and place into a bowl.
Cook your bacon until crispy. We use microwaveable bacon because it's so fast to make, you don't have to turn on the stove, and it doesn't make you house smell! Chop all the ingredients up and place on top of the lettuce.

Or, if you want to get extra points for presentation, arrange each ingredient on top of salad in a uniform manner (see below). I know, I know, you could just throw it all into a bowl and wha-laa, but where's the fun in that? Plus, your salad will become the talk of the town... I mean c'mon, it looks so fancy!

The typical dressing on a Cobb Salad is some sort of ranch dressing. If you want to go that route, I recommend Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing. But if you want something with a little more zing and a little less fat, try a easy homemade vinaigrette.

Recipe:

1 Clove Garlic
1/4 C Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 C Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 Worcestershire Sauce
Salt & Ground Pepper

Whisk ingredients together one by one. Place in a contianer that you can shake easily to continue to mix the ingredients when eating at the table. We recommend using a jar that way it stores easily in the fridge.

Here's the final product! Another option you can add is grilled chicken to place on top with the other ingredients. We were eating this with pizza so we decided not to go that route this time around but grilled chicken truly compliments this dish. Also, I did promise a dish without the use of your stove or oven, so maybe use that option in the winter!


So there you have it, a well presented yet easy to make salad for those warm summer nights. Enjoy!!

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