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July 13, 2013

by Alyssa Rimmer

Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

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A simple cobb salad that is easy to whip up and has a nice little surprise of quinoa thrown into the mix.

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I've always loved myself a good cobb salad. It's like the perfect mix of ingredients sitting on top of a fresh bed of mixed greens. But let's be honest with each other here, cobb salad is so delicious because it's topped with yummy, fatty ingredients. At the end of the day though, who's counting?

We all need a little fat in our diets. Am I right or am I right?

But luckily for us, cobb salad has some of the healthy fats that we don't need to feel guilty about. There's avocado, hard-boiled egg, and grilled chicken. Of course, you're more than welcome to add that delicious sprinkle of cheese and bits of bacon that traditionally finish cobb salad.

Whatever suits your salad fancy.

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Summertime is the perfect season for cobb salads. Which means you should make this today. Like right this second. And let me tell you why.

Aside from all the yummy ingredients, if you've never made a cobb salad before, you're going to be shocked and delighted at how easy they are to make. Just throw your toppings on some greens, drizzle with a little balsamic and that's it.  Dinner is ready is like literally 5 minutes (unless you have to grill the chicken, which may add another 10). But okay, 15 minutes? Doesn't get much better than that!

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Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

Aside from all the yummy ingredients, if you've never made a cobb salad before, you're going to be shocked and delighted at how easy they are to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 salad
Calories 585kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup steamed sweet corn
  • 1/4 of an avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 boneless chicken breast grilled
  • 2 strips of cooked bacon optional
  • 1 oz crumbled goat or blue cheese optional
  • Balsamic vinegar or dressing of choice

Instructions

  • Place greens on a plate, then arrange toppings however you so choose. Drizzle with the dressing of your choice, mix and enjoy immediately.

Notes

This recipe makes one salad, but can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled or how much you need in order to accomodate your family, friends or guests.

Nutrition

Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 1908mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 62.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4.2mg

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. I can’t find quinoa in stores. The bins are empty. My daughter bought red quinoa and threw it out. I’ve noticed the price per pound has quadrupled from the time I first purchased quinoa several years ago. I do love it and I hope you can help me find a source of purchasing it. Thank you, Jo

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