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Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

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

A simple Cobb Salad made with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree

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.

A simple Cobb Salad made with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree

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.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, cobb salad, sweet corn, tomato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 salad
Calories 585 kcal
Author Alyssa

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

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

Recipe 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 Facts
Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 354mg15%
Potassium 1908mg55%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 1880IU38%
Vitamin C 62.4mg76%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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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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