This Cobb Salad With Chicken, Bacon, Tomatoes, Hard Boiled Eggs, Carrots, Mushrooms, Mozzarella and an Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect lunch.
Throw together a healthy Cobb salad with the leftovers in your fridge for an easy lunch or dinner.
Have you been eating more salads lately?
I have. I’ve gotten into the habit of keeping the vegetable bin filled with fresh veggies and greens.
I’ve been cooking up a few ingredients ahead of time to have on hand during the week.
When grilling out, I always throw an extra chicken breast or two on the grill so I have it for salads.
I also hard boil a few eggs to have on hand for later and fry up a few extra strips of bacon from our weekend breakfasts.
This healthy cobb salad takes about 15 minutes to throw together and really does have a gourmet presentation.
I drizzle it with a homemade vinaigrette that is made with healthy olive oil, a little honey and Dijon mustard and whisked together with an aged balsamic vinaigrette.
While a Cobb salad traditionally consists of grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon, tomatoes, avocado, chives and blue cheese, any vegetables you have in the fridge will work.
I promise I won’t tell!
I subbed out avocado, chives and blue cheese for mozzarella, mushrooms and bell pepper. I also added fiber rich spinach to the greens. Just as delicious as the traditional!
This recipe is easy to follow and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Healthy Cobb Salad with an Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 5 ounces baby spinach or spring mix
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 cup mushrooms
- 3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 large chicken breast, grilled
- 10 grape tomatoes
- 2 ounces fresh mozzarella
For the vinaigrette:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Fill two salad bowls with baby spinach or spring mix. Chop the vegetables, chicken, mozzarella and eggs into bite-size pieces and add to the salad. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and serve.
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