This simple recipe for cobb salad makes it so easy to make a restaurant-worthy dish.

This classic salad is packed with low carb favorites – eggs, bacon bits, lettuce, avocado, chicken, tomatoes, and blue cheese. Tossed with a creamy ranch dressing this salad has remained a favorite for a reason!

Low carb and delicious cobb salad is just what is needed for lunch or dinner.

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Easy Cobb Salad at Home

  • No need to go out to the local Panera to enjoy this healthy salad when it can be so easily made at home.
  • Packed full of protein this salad can be a light dinner or a hearty lunch!
  • Some classic cobb salad ingredients have been removed to ensure that this salad recipe remains low carb.
Cobb Salad Recipe ingredients including eggs, bacon bits, ranch dressing, red onion, avocado, blue cheese, roma tomatoes, diced chicken, and romaine lettuce

So Many Healthy Ingredients!

Chicken – Shredded, grilled, or air fried chicken breasts are great options for this recipe. If short on time use the meat from a rotisserie chicken. Or even replace the chicken with some grilled shrimp.

Dressing – This recipe calls for a tasty ranch dressing. Store bought or homemade are all great options (for storebought beware of added carbs like sugar). A classic vinaigrette is also a tasty alternative.

Vegetables – Romaine lettuce is the lettuce of choice, however iceberg will also do. Or make a combination of iceberg and romaine. Choose avocados that are blemish-free and have a little give when squeezed.

Cheese – Dress it up with some crumbled blue cheese. Swiss cheese and cheddar are also delicious alternatives.

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How to Make a Cobb Salad

  1. Harb boil the eggs (as per the recipe below).
  2. Chop the romaine. Top with chicken, avocado, tomatoes, eggs, onion, blue cheese, and bacon.
  3. Serve with dressing.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Sometimes avocados can brown quickly when exposed to air. So if making this in advance, add the avocado last or add lemon juice to the avocado.
  • Cut and prepare the lettuce in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready for serving.

How to Store Cobb Salad

Cobb salad will keep for 1 day in the refrigerator.

Make only as much salad as needed at the time. Store the other ingredients separately in sealed or covered containers, then assemble when ready to eat.

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Cobb Salad Recipe

This easy recipe for cobb salad is a flavorful low carb classic!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly


  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce , washed and chopped
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 large avocado , pitted and sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes , diced
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 2 ounces blue cheese , or feta cheese
  • ½ cup ranch dressing , or blue cheese dressing


  • To cook the eggs, place them in a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water 1 inch above the eggs and bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Cover and remove the saucepan from the heat. Let rest covered for 17 minutes until fully cooked. Place in a bowl of ice water to cool for at least 5 minutes. Peel the eggs under running water and chop.
  • If using pre-made real bacon bits, place them on a paper towel lined plate and microwave for 30 to 60 seconds or until crisp. Let cool.
  • In a large salad bowl, add washed and chopped romaine lettuce.
  • Top lettuce with cooked chicken, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, onion, blue cheese, and bacon.
  • Serve with dressing.


  • When cooking the eggs, do not lift the lid as this will disrupt cooking. 
  • Wash and prepare lettuce in advance and store in the refrigerator.
  • Avocados can brown quickly when exposed to air. If making cobb salad in advance add the avocado just before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4461IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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