Various stories exist recounting how the salad was invented. One says that it came about in the 1937 at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish.” One night in 1937, Bob Cobb, then owner of The Brown Derby, prowled hungrily in his restaurant’s kitchen for a snack. Opening the huge refrigerator, he pulled out this and that: a head of lettuce, an avocado, some romaine, watercress, tomatoes, some cold breast of chicken, a hard-boiled egg, chives, cheese and some old-fashioned French dressing. He started chopping. Added some crisp bacon — swiped from a busy chef.

“The Cobb salad was born. It was so good, Sid Grauman (Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), who was with Cobb that midnight, asked the next day for a ‘Cobb Salad.’ It was so good that it was put on the menu.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 3 cups (chopped, cooked chicken meat)
  • 2 tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 green onions
  • Ranch Dressing

Method of Preparation

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay bacon on a sheet pan and cook until crispy. Let cool and chop.
  3. Divide shredded lettuce among individual plates.
  4. Evenly divide and arrange chicken, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon, avocado and green onions in a row on top of the lettuce.
  5. Drizzle with your favorite dressing. Enjoy!