Cobb Salad

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This naturally low carb Cobb Salad was the Bee’s Knee’s at the Brown Derby in the Golden Age of Hollywood. And, it’s just as delicious today.

This dish is best made when you have some leftover chicken – it eliminates that whole step.

It’s the perfect, healthy meal and you can prep the ingredients days ahead.


  • 2 eggs Hard Boiled

I always keep a few hard-boiled eggs on hand because they are such a filling, low carb, low calorie snack. I have discovered the easiest way ever to make them too!

I can’t remember where I learned it but it’s the 5,5,5 method and it makes the eggs so easy to peel!

Put whatever amount you want in your instant-pot, or Ninja Foodi and choose pressure cook on HI for 5 minutes.

Once the pressure cooker has stopped, wait five minutes – release the pressure and place the eggs in an ice water bath for five minutes.

The shells will practically fall off. I know that this is a BIG claim and I would be skeptical too. But, I’ve replicated this hard boiled egg marvel many, many times.

  • 3 oz. bacon

Cooked crispy and chopped. Sub in walnuts if you want to keep this meal vegetarian.

  • ½ lb Chicken Baked and chopped into bite sized pieces

Skip the Chicken if you are keeping this meal vegetarian.

Leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect for this salad.

  • 2 oz. Roquefort cheese crumbled

You can substitute any cheese that you like!

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 5 oz. Romaine lettuce chopped

You can always use whatever type of lettuce that you have handy. I prefer iceberg lettuce to Romaine.

  • 1 tbsp fresh chives * optional minced

You can use green onion if chives aren’t available.

👩🏿‍🍳 How to make the Cobb Salad:

  • Arrange chopped ingredients on top of the lettuce and serve. Drizzle with low carb dressing of choice.

📋Tips and Faq’s:

  • Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Yes! Just chop all of the ingredients and store them separately.  I wouldn’t slice an avocado until the day that I use it though.

If you will only be using 1/2 of the avocado, slice in half, leaving the seed intact on one side and cover tightly with foil.

This will keep your avo from browning for a couple of days.

  • Can I triple this recipe?

Absolutely, this recipe is a kind of guide to keeping the carbs low. You can exchange ingredients and make the salad as large as you’d like.

  • What kind of dressing should I use?

Use whatever LOW CARB dressing  you like. Most store bought dressing contains a lot of sugar so just make sure to check labels if you are buying the dressing.

Bleu Cheese doesn’t normally contain a lot of sugar, but make sure to check anyway.

If you want to make your own, check out this fantastic low carb, chive & bleu cheese dressing recipe by Peace Love and Low Carb.

And, we have a really easy Low Carb Ranch Recipe right here.

That’s It!

It almost couldn’t get any easier.

In the recipe card, I list the time to make this recipe as 10 minutes.

Obviously, if you are going to cook the chicken specifically for this recipe, it’ll take longer.

But, if you have a Ninja Foodi…You can pressure cook it in minutes, so even this isn’t a barrier if you get a taste for Cobb Salad.

I hope you love this recipe and please leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Toodle Loo Friend!


Cobb Salad FI

Cobb Salad Recipe

The rumor goes that this hearty salad that eats like a meal was coined the "Cobb Salad" at the world famous Brown Derby in Hollywood in 1937, named after the restaurants owner Robert Howard Cobb. It quickly became a signature dish for good reason – it's healthy and addictive. You cant say that about a lot of the foods that come out of Hollywood, but this one is a keeper and practically perfect for the Keto WOE.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 646 kcal


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  • 2 eggs Hard Boiled
  • 3 oz. bacon Cooked crispy and chopped
  • ½ lb Chicken Baked and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 oz. Roquefort cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 5 oz. Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives * optional minced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Arrange chopped ingredients on top of the lettuce and serve. Drizzle with low carb dressing of choice. See post for ideas.
    Cobb Salad FI


This recipe makes two servings of Cobb Salad. It stores well as long as it is not dressed before being refrigerated.


Serving: 0.5recipeCalories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 31gFat: 53gSodium: 911mgFiber: 9gNet Carbs: 5gFat Ratio per Serving: 73.84%Protein Ratio per Serving: 19.2%Carb Ratio per Serving: 3.1%
Keyword 10 Minute Recipe
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  1. Cobb salad is my favorite! Thanks for posting this version. I love trying new recipes and your site has some great ideas.

  2. This is my FAVORITE take on this salad. I had forgotten how much I love Cobb Salad- thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for reminding me how much I love Cobb Salad. I just moved out on my own and this recipe really helped me impress my boyfriends parents. You are a lifesaver!!!!