Cobb salad, a California classic, relies on high-quality produce. Look for tomatoes that are deep red and avocados that yield slightly when gently pressed.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium, turning occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate, and drain. Break into bite-size pieces.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, and vinegar. Gently fold in blue cheese; season with salt, and set dressing aside.

  • Place lettuce in a large bowl; arrange bacon, turkey, tomatoes, egg whites, and avocado on top. Serve salad with dressing alongside.

Cook's Notes

To maximize the impact of a modest amount of blue cheese, fold it into a creamy dressing (with low-fat buttermilk and light mayo) instead of sprinkling it on top.

Reviews (2)

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/08/2010
I made the blue cheese dressing (following directions exactly as instructed) and it came out too runny and tasting more of mayonnaise than traditional blue cheese dressing. I would not make that dressing again.
Rating: Unrated
06/17/2010
I made this on Tuesday night for a Ladies Salad night out. I used a cherry, raspberry viniagrette and it was a hit!