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Cobb Salad Recipe To Prepare With Your Kids

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


For the Salad

  • ½ head Romaine lettuce
  • ½ head Boston lettuce
  • 1 bunch frisee curly endive
  • ½ bunch watercress remove tough stems
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime juice from
  • 1 whole skinless boneless chicken breast (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped

For the Vinaigrette

  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup olive oil light
  • 4 oz Roquefort cheese


For the Salad

  • Rinse and spin all the lettuces.
  • Tear it all into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cook the bacon until crisp. Let cool on paper towels, and then crumble.
    (Warning: bacon spatters when cooking so pay extra attention if you let your kids cook the bacon or do it yourself. An alternative is to use the microwave. It does a pretty good job without the splatter.)
  • Halve, pit and cube the avocado. Toss with the lime juice to inhibit browning.
  • Poach, cool and dice the chicken breast.
  • Halve, seed then dice the tomato.
  • Hard boil, cool and peel the eggs. Finely chop the whites and the yolks separately.

For the Vinaigrette

  • In a bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk very well to combine.
  • While whisking, slowly add the oil in a thin stream.
  • Stir in the crumbled cheese.
  • Taste, and stir in a bit more sugar, salt or pepper, if necessary.

Assembling the Salad

  • Toss all the greens together and arrange in an even layer on a large platter.
  • Place the crumbled bacon, diced avocado, diced chicken, diced tomato, egg whites, and egg yolks on top of the lettuce.
    This is where you can have some fun. You can arrange the ingredients in stripes; you can talk about fractions and have your child sprinkle the chicken on "half of the salad;" you can place the ingredients in a checkerboard pattern. The only rule is to place all of the ingredients and try not to have any of the plain greens peeking out.
  • Don't forget to sprinkle on the chives.
  • Evenly pour the dressing on the salad (you might not use it all).


Dig in.