Recipe: Light Cobb Salad

It can be hard to justify turning on the stove when temperatures rise in the summertime. Instead, try this cool, protein-packed, and satisfying salad. Keep cooked, chopped chicken, cooked turkey bacon and hard-boiled eggs on-hand in your refrigerator and simply toss together when the craving strikes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups (packed) mixed greens
  • 1 6-8 oz chicken breast, cooked (boiled or poached) and chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1 jalape?o, sliced (optional)

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Preparation

  • Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste, whisk again and set aside.

  • Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Layer with the remaining ingredients, as pictured.

  • Toss with dressing (or serve on the side).

Serves 2 (as an entree) or 4 (as a side dish/starter).

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