Healthy Recipes: Cobb Salad Recipe (Without bacon)

Salads are one of the healthiest food we can have. However, many salads available in restaurants are packed with artificial and highly processed ingredients that ruin the whole concept of a healthy food. In this cobb salad recipe, we will use all healthy ingredients. To make it even healthier, we will stick to the chicken breast, leaving out the bacon.



  1. Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 small minced garlic clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  1. Salad
  • 2-1/2 cups torn curly endive
  • 6-1/2 cups torn romaine
  • 1 bunch watercress (around 4 oz.), trimmed and divided
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped into medium pieces
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped in medium pieces
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped into medium pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese


  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender. During the processing, slowly add olive and canola oil.
  2. Take a large bowl and mix half of the watercress and endive, romaine. Toss the ingredients lightly.
  3. Transfer the ingredients to the serving platter.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes, eggs, chicken, avocado, and cheese over the greens. Sprinkle with chives. Top with the remaining half of watercress. Place in refrigerator until serving.
  5. When serving, add 1 cup dressing over the salad.


Nutritional Information (Approx.)

This recipe makes around 6 servings.

  • Each serving contains:
  • 540 calories
  • 48 g fat (6g saturated fat)
  • 145mg cholesterol
  • 1168 mg sodium
  • 10 g carbohydrate (3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber
  • 17 g protein

Please note that the nutritional information is based on approximate values. This cob salad with chicken offers a very balanced combination of healthy nutrition like healthy fats and protein.