Cobb Salad Recipe

What makes a Cobb Salad?

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing meal to whip up in minutes this weekend, allow me to present to you my Cobb Salad Recipe. We love salads year around but especially in the spring and summer. There is just something so refreshing about a crisp, fresh, salad for dinner or lunch. So what actually makes a Cobb Salad? Traditionally, Cobb salads include lettuce (sometimes more than one variety), boiled egg, ham, chicken, tomatoes, and avocado. Just like anything else, a Cobb Salad can be easily customized  any way you like. I skipped the ham in this recipe for turkey bacon and swapped the avocado out for carrot ribbons. Just do what works for you!

An oval, white platter with lettuce, boiled egg, crumbled turkey bacon, diced tomato, diced grilled chicken, and carrot ribbons to create a cobb salad.

Is Cobb Salad Paleo and Keto friendly?

With more health consciousness in our society, it’s only natural to wonder if what you’re eating is compliant with your dietary needs. Since going Paleo myself, I try to make sure most of what I consume falls under the proper guidelines. This Cobb Salad Recipe is both Paleo and Keto friendly, and I even have an amazing Keto friendly Salad Dressing Recipe to pair with it!

An oval, white platter with lettuce, boiled egg, crumbled turkey bacon, diced tomato, diced grilled chicken, and carrot ribbons to create a cobb salad.

How to make a Cobb Salad:

The salad starts with a bed of chopped lettuce placed on a platter as the base. Hard-boil 3 eggs for about 10 minutes, peel, and chop them into bite-sized pieces. Cook 5 pieces of turkey bacon until crispy, then crumble. Dice one cooked chicken breast, and dice one tomato, then use a potato peeler to create carrot ribbons. The assembly of this Cobb Salad is completely up to you and how you want it to look. I used an oval platter for assembly but some people like to use a bowl instead and layer the salad. Get creative and create a look you love!

An oval, white platter with lettuce, boiled egg, crumbled turkey bacon, diced tomato, diced grilled chicken, and carrot ribbons to create a cobb salad.

As always I am grateful to you for choosing to spend a portion of your time with me here in my kitchen. I hope you’ll come back soon for some more fun and easy recipes!


Cobb Salad Recipe

A light and refreshing salad that makes a complete meal for summer. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Cobb Salad, Best Cobb Salad Recipe, Cobb Salad, Cobb Salad Recipe, Easy Cobb Salad, Easy Cobb Salad Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 130 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast grilled and diced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 5 pieces turkey bacon crumbled
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups leaf lettuce chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled into ribbons
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing


  1. Boil the eggs for 10 minutes and immediately peel in cold water.

  2. Grill the chicken breast until cooked through and dice into chunks. If you don't have a grill you can cook the chicken breast in a skillet on the stove with a small amount of cooking oil. 

    OR you can use diced rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked and frozen grilled chicken that just needs to be heated.

  3. Wash and chop the lettuce, pat it dry with a paper towel, and place it evenly on a large platter or in a large bowl.

  4. Cook the turkey bacon in a hot skillet on high heat until crispy and crunchy, then crumble the bacon with your fingers.

  5. Dice the eggs and begin assembling the salad, starting with half of the chopped egg.

  6. Follow the egg with the crumbled turkey bacon, then slice and dice one medium sized tomato and add it after the bacon.

  7. Add the diced chicken after the tomato, then follow it with the remaining diced egg, and finally the carrot ribbons. Use a potato peeler to peel the carrot into ribbons.

  8. Serve the salad with your choice of dressing (I recommend using Ranch Dressing - my homemade recipe is linked in the blog post) and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information calculated without salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Cobb Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8g
Cholesterol 128.8mg43%
Sodium 283.1mg12%
Potassium 385.1mg11%
Carbohydrates 6.6g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 13.5g27%
Vitamin A 7155IU143%
Vitamin C 13.8mg17%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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