Cobb salad on a white serving platter.

Cobb Salad Recipe

An easy recipe for an All-American Cobb Salad. It’s a kitchen-sink-type meal, full of chopped chicken, bacon, blue cheese, hard-boiled egg, and avocado…all beautifully lined up on a bed of lettuce, with Green Goddess Dressing on standby.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, hard boiled eggs, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 323kcal
Author Meggan Hill


For the Green Goddess dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 3 anchovy fillets oil or salt-packed, rinsed
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chervil (see notes)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large lemon zested
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce leaves separated and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large eggs hardboiled, peeled, and diced
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 4 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 avocados pitted and diced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbled


To make the dressing:

  • In a food processor or blender, add garlic and pulse until finely chopped. Add anchovies, parsley, chives, tarragon, and chervil. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and refrigerate until serving time.

To make the salad:

  • On a large platter or in a shallow bowl, make a bed of lettuce. Working with one ingredient at a time, arrange in rows the chicken, blue cheese, egg, tomatoes, bacon, and avocado. Sprinkle with chives and serve with Green Goddess Dressing.


If you can't find fresh tarragon and/or chervil, you can use more parsley or substitute basil or any other leafy herb you like (I love dill in this dressing too).


Calories: 323kcal