Cobb Salad

A recipe taken from America: The Cookbook
Cobb Salad
Cobb Salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6


1 large head romaine lettuce, finely chopped
6 slices bacon (streaky), cooked and finely chopped
2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
1 large tomato, diced
2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
2 avocados, diced
1/2 cup (55 g) finely crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup (60 ml) red wine vinegar
1/2 cup (120 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Spread the lettuce on a large serving platter. Arrange the bacon, chicken, tomato, eggs, avocado and blue cheese in neat strips on top of the lettuce. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad and serve at once.


With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.

America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly researched compendium of 800 home-cooking recipes for delicious and authentic American dishes, America: The Cookbook explores the country's myriad traditions and influences, regional favourites and melting-pot fusion – the culinary heritage of a nation, from appetizers to desserts and beyond. A unique state-by-state section features essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.