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Waldorf Cobb Salad

This makes a company-perfect sidekick for anything roasted or grilled. The concentrated flavor of an apple cider reduction, plus a shot of sorghum syrup, add rich complexity, not just sweetness, to the vinaigrette.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Hands-on:30 Minutes
  • Total:2 Hours, 5 Minutes


  • 2 large Gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup loosely packed watercress leaves
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 6 thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • Spiced Pecans
  • Cider-Sorghum Vinaigrette


1. Cut apples into 1/8-inch matchsticks; toss with 2 Tbsp. lime juice. Peel and quarter avocados; toss with 1 Tbsp. lime juice.

2. Toss together romaine lettuce and next 2 ingredients; arrange on a large serving platter. Arrange tomatoes, next 4 ingredients, apples, and avocado over salad greens. Serve with Cider-Sorghum Vinaigrette.


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