Cobb Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing

cobb salad

Cobb Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing

Happy April 2nd Foodies! March went by in the blink of an eye as usual. We got about 8 inches of Spring snow yesterday here in Colorado and it was glorious! We have had a very dry winter so far, so the moisture was  very needed.

It’s already all melted. That’s what I love about Spring snow. It gives the ground much-needed moisture, but it melts quickly!

As we set our eyes on summer, as  promised, today I’m sharing my Cobb Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing. I shared the recipe for the dressing in my last post, just click on this link.

A typical cobb salad that you’d order in a restaurant has bleu cheese crumbles and bleu cheese salad dressing. I’m not a fan of either, so I omitted the bleu cheese crumbles from this recipe and replaced the blue cheese salad dressing with homemade ranch dressing. Obviously you can switch the ranch for bleu cheese if you’re a fan. Salads are so versatile and you can switch up all of the ingredients to suit your own taste.

The ingredients in this Cobb salad are very simple

  • Spring mix (I prefer Spring mix to ice burg or romaine for this salad)
  • Hard boiled eggs (Click here to view my post on the secret to hard boiled eggs that won’t stick to the shell)
  • Grilled chicken
  • Crispy Bacon (you can use regular bacon or substitute turkey bacon) – my preference is center cut bacon
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Ripe avocado
  • Homemade Ranch dressing

I like to make an arranged salad for pretty presentation.

cobb salad

There is a little prep work required, but you can multitask. Make the Homemade Ranch Dressing in advance and let it sit in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to combine. Get the eggs boiling while the bacon is cooking and the  chicken is grilling. While all of those ingredients are cooking, slice the tomatoes and avocado.

This salad makes a fantastic summer evening dinner and is also great for entertaining. Entree salads are a favorite of mine because they contain fresh ingredients and are nice after a warm day. Switch up this salad by adding cheese, olives or onions and using a different salad dressing. Cobb salads are loaded with protein so you’ll be left feeling completely satisfied. If you’re a vegetarian, omit the chicken and bacon and add an extra hard boiled egg and extra avocado.

Give this recipe a try and come on back and leave me a comment. Let me know how you changed it up, or if you stuck with the original recipe. Snap a photo and be sure to tag #ketchumkitchen on Social Media so that I can see your creations!

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Cobb Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing

2 hours

15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 salad

Cobb Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing


  • 8 cups Spring Mix
  • 16 ounces grilled chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 8 slices center cut bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Ripe avocados, cut into small pieces
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing


  • Prepare all of the ingredients and arrange in rows in a serving dish. Dressing with the salad dressing. Serve chilled.
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