Chopped Cobb Salad
Cobb salad is normally so high in calories that it defeats the purpose of ordering a salad. So here's a little twist on the usual. Instead of a creamy dressing, this recipe uses a vinaigrette. For a gluten-free version, substitute a good gluten-free bread for the French bread.
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Total: 28 Minutes
- Calories: 294
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 21.2g
- Saturated fat: 6.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 11.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
- Protein: 12g
- Carbohydrate: 14.4g
- Fiber: 2.9g
- Cholesterol: 125mg
- Iron: 2mg
- Sodium: 630mg
- Calcium: 134mg
- 1 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed French bread
- Cooking spray
- 6 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce (about 2 hearts)
- 1 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
- 2 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons finely minced shallots
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Place bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Coat bread generously with cooking spray; toss. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden, stirring after 5 minutes. Cool completely.
- 3. Place lettuce and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl. Cover and chill, if desired.
- 4. Combine vinegar and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. Stir in shallots. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss gently. Top with croutons, and serve immediately.
- Tip: Make it easy on yourself and hard-cook the eggs, cook the bacon, and make the vinaigrette ahead, so all you have to do before dinner is assemble!
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