Southern-Style Cobb Salad

Prep: 10 min.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 pound bacon slices
  • 12 cups coarsely chopped iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15 1/2-oz.) can black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained, and chilled
  • 1 (11-oz.) can whole kernel corn, rinsed, drained, and chilled
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Pecan-Crusted Chicken, sliced
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing


  1. 1. Stir together brown sugar and seasoned salt. Press mixture evenly onto bacon.
  2. 2. Microwave bacon, in batches, in a microwave-safe dish at HIGH 2 minutes on each side or until crisp; crumble.
  3. 3. Arrange lettuce in individual serving dishes. Top with bacon, peas, and next 4 ingredients. Drizzle evenly with dressing just before serving.
  4. SOUTHWESTERN-STYLE COBB SALAD: Substitute black beans for black-eyed peas, Mexican-style corn for whole kernel corn, and Mexican four-cheese blend for Cheddar cheese. Arrange 2 avocados, chopped, over lettuce. Stir 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro into Ranch dressing, and drizzle over salad. Top with cheese.
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