Salads are one of the healthiest food we can have. However, many salads available in restaurants are packed with artificial and highly processed ingredients that ruin the whole concept of a healthy food. In this cobb salad recipe, we will use all healthy ingredients. To make it even healthier, we will stick to the chicken breast, leaving out the bacon.
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 small minced garlic clove
- 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 2-1/2 cups torn curly endive
- 6-1/2 cups torn romaine
- 1 bunch watercress (around 4 oz.), trimmed and divided
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped into medium pieces
- 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped in medium pieces
- 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped into medium pieces
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
- 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender. During the processing, slowly add olive and canola oil.
- Take a large bowl and mix half of the watercress and endive, romaine. Toss the ingredients lightly.
- Transfer the ingredients to the serving platter.
- Arrange the tomatoes, eggs, chicken, avocado, and cheese over the greens. Sprinkle with chives. Top with the remaining half of watercress. Place in refrigerator until serving.
- When serving, add 1 cup dressing over the salad.
Nutritional Information (Approx.)
This recipe makes around 6 servings.
- Each serving contains:
- 540 calories
- 48 g fat (6g saturated fat)
- 145mg cholesterol
- 1168 mg sodium
- 10 g carbohydrate (3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber
- 17 g protein
Please note that the nutritional information is based on approximate values. This cob salad with chicken offers a very balanced combination of healthy nutrition like healthy fats and protein.