Cobb salad is one of my favorite meals. I think it’s the bacon, blue cheese and avocado that really get me. I like all the other salad stuff involved but it is this trinity that elevates the dish to sublime. If you want something more substantial than a salad, or simply like sandwiches as I do, try layering the components onto a freshly baked and toasted kaiser roll. A little mayo is all that’s needed for dressing.
Cobb Salad Sandwich
Split and lightly toast a fresh roll. Kaiser is a fav around here, ciabatta is good too.
Spread both halves with a little mayo.
Then add layers of:
lettuce (bib is my first choice)
sliced chicken or turkey
crumbled blue cheese
Several grinds of black pepper
A true Cobb salad includes hard boiled eggs so add a few slices if you can fit them onto the stack.
In truth, all the ingredients are essential here. The tomatoes and lettuce are just as important as the bacon and blue cheese. As in so many classic dishes it is the combination of flavors and textures that make it special. Hope you give this one a try.