Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cobb salad



                                                                  


The Cobb salad is a main-dish American garden salad made from chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled or roasted (not fried) chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. -- wikepdia.com

...As to who invented it. varies depending on who tells it, but it was invented at the the then famous Brown Derby restaurant in LA. It was named for the owner Robert Cobb who own the Derby in the 30's.

Anyway the salad is delish, and one of my all time favorites.  The is the Weight Watchers version.


Ingredients

3/4 cup(s) canned cranberry sauce, whole-berry
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
5 cup(s) romaine lettuce, coursely chopped
3 cup(s) Iceberg lettuce, coursely chopped
8 oz cooked turkey breast with skin, smoked, chopped
1 cup(s) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, white
1 cup(s) frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), diced
1/2 cup(s) uncooked celery, chopped
1/2 cup(s) (sliced) uncooked red onion(s), diced

Instructions

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until well blended. Cover, and set aside.

Combine romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce in a large bowl. Place 2 cups lettuce mixture in each of 4 large salad bowls. Arrange 2 ounces chopped turkey, 1⁄4 cup cheese, 1⁄4 cup corn, 1⁄4 cup red bell pepper, 2 tablespoons celery and 2 tablespoons onion over each. Serve vinaigrette with salad. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 salad and about 1⁄3 cup dressing).

  
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