Hearty Cobb Salad

As the weather warms, I’m finding my taste buds are loving the cold, fresh crisp of a scrumptious salad again. Isn’t there just something to hate about being cold in the winter and trying to eat ice cold vegetables?…brrrr!

Most of the time, my salads are simple and calorie conscious, but for dinner a few nights ago I loaded on the cheese and went to town with a classic cobb salad.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

Salad base – plain arugula, spring mix or anything you like.

Protein – chicken, ham, cheese, hard-boiled eggs etc.

Veggies – pack on all your faves.

Dressing – Simple flavors are best. We love Kraft Ranch and it’s a fraction of the price of Hidden Valley.

This salad can hold its own! It’s packed with nutrients, protein and calories! No need to serve with anything else. Brad and I both had a hard time finishing our plates. Which made me think why do I almost always go skimpy on salad toppings?

Adding more volume adds more nutrients. Extra calories on cheese and dressing are worth not being hungry in an hour, which inevitably leads to searching the pantry for treats!

This salad definitely equals satisfaction! Do you have any salad tricks up your sleeve that steers away the mundane, boring salad?

5 Responses to “Hearty Cobb Salad”

  1. Kathleen Leonard Says:

    This salad looks delish. One thing I try to do with our salads is make my own salad dressing. My family really enjoys a basic vinegarette. If we want it creamier we just add a little ranch dressing to it. It’s yummy. Hum, Maybe I should do a blog post on it. Thanks for the idea!

  2. chirssy Says:

    Thanks for the dinner idea! I will have to make this soon! Looks delish!

  3. LB Says:

    I like to add slivered almonds or sunflower seeds.

  4. Emily Says:

    Thanks for your ideas ladies, I need to learn to whip up a quick salad dressings..now on the goal list for the summer!

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