Individual Cobb Salads
30 minutes or fewer
According to the legend, Cobb salad was invented in the 1930s at the famed Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles. Our take on the ultimate Hollywood Golden Age salad—a rich combination of chopped lettuce, tomato, avocado, (soy) bacon, blue cheese, and eggs—needs just a little olive oil and lemon juice for dressing.
- 2 romaine lettuce hearts (3 oz. each), chopped (4 cups)
- 1 large tomato, finely diced (1½ cups)
- 1 avocado, finely diced (1 cup)
- 4 slices soy bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese (1½ oz.)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
- 1 lemon, sliced into 8 wedges
- Olive oil, for drizzling
Toss together romaine, tomato, avocado, soy bacon, and blue cheese in large bowl. Scoop 1/2 cup salad into each of 8 ramekins, small bowls, or old-fashioned cocktail glasses, and top each salad with 1 wedge hard-boiled egg and 1 wedge lemon. Serve olive oil on the table so guests can drizzle their own.
January/February 2014 p.64