classiccobbsalad.jpgThis main dish salad, created and made famous at the legendary Brown Derby in Los Angeles, CA may not be the healthiest salad around, but it is perfectly delicious. Our fabulous Thyme Croutons, while not traditional accompaniments to the salad, are perfect companions, and we think you’ll agree they add an extra touch of luxury to a dish already brimming with excess!

This recipe makes 2 large entree-sized salads.

4 c romaine lettuce, rinsed and finely chopped
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
4 ounces boneless skinless, cooked chicken breast
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/2 pound bacon (applewood preferred), cooked untl crisp and crumbled
2 oz watercress, rinsed well and drained
1 small Haas avocado, chopped finely and tossed with lemon juice
1/3 c blue cheese or Roquefort, crumbled
1 small bunch chives, minced
1/2 c baby corn, steamed or canned and well drained
2 c Thyme Croutons
Cobb Dressing (recipe follows)

Divide lettuce evenly between two plates or bowls. Artfully arrange remaining ingredients on top of lettuce in sections, so that colors compliment one another (place bright tomatoes next to pale chicken).

Pour Cobb Dressing over and serve immediately.

Cobb Dressing
1/4 c water
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
3/4 c salad oil

Whisk all ingredients together and pour over salad.