California Cobb Salad

Try this fresh spinach cobb salad loaded with avocado, bacon, chicken and feta for a delicious dinner or next-day lunch. A perfect recipe for using leftover chicken or turkey!

California Cobb Salad – Loaded with avocado, bacon, chicken and feta for a light & delish dinner! |

I’m not a major salad girl, but I always make the mistake of ordering them at the wrong places! Pizza joint? Salad, please. Steakhouse? Bowl of greens for one. They’re never good and I always end up salivating over hubby’s cheesy slice or juicy steak. But I feel good about myself as it’s going down, no matter how awful it tastes!

That’s why I love making salad at home – It’s easy, cheap and I can unload all my favorite ingredients on it… so it will definitely be delish! Ehhh, maybe not entirely healthy, but there are greens in there…

California Cobb Salad – Loaded with avocado, bacon, chicken and feta for a light & delish dinner! |

I like to use spinach instead of Romaine for my cobb salads because it’s much more flavorful and chock full o’ good vitamins and nutrients. Also, instead of blue cheese I opt for feta, but use blue if it calls to you!

California Cobb Salad – Loaded with avocado, bacon, chicken and feta for a light & delish dinner! |

… Just DO NOT skimp on the avocado! Look at this one… So perfectly green and buttery smooth you could dive right in!

California Cobb Salad – Loaded with avocado, bacon, chicken and feta for a light & delish dinner! |

Round up a bunch of basic ingredients to make this spectacular salad some night. It packs up nicely for a next-day lunch too, but I prefer mine freshly made and in my belly as quickly as possible! You’ll love all the delicious flavors in this cobb salad and since it’s so easy, hopefully keep coming back to it again and again!

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California Cobb Salad

Yield: Makes 4 servings


4 slices low-sodium bacon

3 large eggs

10 ounces baby spinach, rinsed and pat dry

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup chopped plum tomatoes or halved grape tomatoes

2 avocados, chopped into bite-sized pieces

1/3 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease. Roughly chop into small pieces and set aside.

In a small pot, add eggs and cover with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10-12 minutes. Drain, rinse eggs with cold water, carefully remove shells, and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

Just before serving, toss spinach with olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add bacon, eggs, chicken, tomatoes, avocado, and crumbled cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.



22 Responses to “California Cobb Salad”

  1. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 28, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Skimping on the avocado? NEVER!

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    SkinnyMommy — January 28, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    I think this looks great-reminds me of summer!

  3. #
    Leslie — January 28, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    A cobb salad is not a cobb salad without that beautiful avocado! YUMMMMMMMMMMM

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    Angela AnotherBitePlease — January 28, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    ahhhh.cobb salad.yes perfect since i haven’t done my dinner menu yet this week and i have 2 avocados that i need to use up stat! this looks great.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 28, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    Anything something mentions “California” I”m drawn to it for the avocado. I love this, Georgia!

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    cookies and cups — January 28, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    This is one gorgeous salad!!

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — January 28, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Yum- sounds delicious! I love your cutting board photo :)

  8. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 28, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Beautiful salad, Georgia! Wish I had this for lunch!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 28, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Love this salad! I’m all about salad that are loaded with avocado!

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    Jen — January 28, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    That is a gorgeous avocado picture! So clear and crisp!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 28, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    One of my favorite salads – looks incredible!

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    Cuparoons — January 28, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Cobb salad is the best! Love the idea of using the spinach.

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    Katrina Bahl — January 28, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    It’s so bright and colorful!

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    JulieD — January 29, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    I love this!! Looks so good. I do want to mention some of the best salads I have had were at steakhouses! Chop salads and blue cheese wedge salads. :)

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — January 29, 2013 @ 4:08 am

    Haha, maybe I’m just going to the wrong steakhouses!

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    Tracey Wilhelmsen — January 29, 2013 @ 4:29 am

    This is so colorful, I just love it Georgia! I’m so bad about making salads at home. I love them, but I’d rather someone else make them :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 29, 2013 @ 5:31 am

    Cobb salads are my favorite! Especially when loaded with avocado!

  18. #
    Joanne — January 29, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I love how chock full of protein and healthy fats this is! I definitely don’t make enough salads at home but with all these fun mix-ins, why not?

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    Lynda - TasteFood — January 30, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    I love the chunkiness of cobb salads. Especially with all of that avocado!

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    ashley - baker by nature — January 30, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    This salad looks divine! I love how filling it is, too!

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    Paula — January 30, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Beautiful photographs of a wonderful salad. I love that you use the spinach. Salads are great little healthy option meals in themselves and very filling.

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    Felicia — June 19, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    Not healthy? Easy on the feta and turkey bacon and it’s really quite healthy. Good fats from the avocado and lots of protein. And the spinach. Looks healthy to me!

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