Sunday, June 27, 2010

Corn Bread Cobb Salad

A fantastic dinner for those hot summer nights! My 5 year old had 3 helpings! Don't mind my picture, I forgot to add chicken to mine and didn't realize it until after I had eaten my salad. :loser:

2 cups cubed corn bread, preferably day-old
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt and pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 hearts romaine lettuce, shredded
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
4 large eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup diced red onion (optional)
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) Monterey Jack or Cheddar, shredded
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, toss the corn bread with the oil, and salt and pepper to taste, until the cubes are well coated. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, turning once with a spatula, about 8 minutes. Set the croutons aside. Tip: Croutons can be made the day before and stored in a ziplock bag until ready to use.

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle in the oil and continue whisking until the dressing has thickened. Add the lettuce to the bowl and toss to coat it with the dressing. Transfer the lettuce to a serving platter.

Arrange the chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, red onion (if using), and cheese over the lettuce. Season the salad with more salt and pepper, if you like. Serves 6 to 8.

Nutritional Information
Per serving (1-1/2 cups): Calories 381 ● Total Fat 25 g (39% DV) ● Saturated Fat 8 g (41% DV) ● Cholesterol 169 mg (56% DV) ●
Sodium 623 mg (26% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 14 g (5% DV) ● Fiber 3 g (12% DV) ● Sugars 4 g ● Protein 25 g (49% DV) ● Vitamin A (62% DV) ● Vitamin C (28% DV) ● Calcium (24% DV)


  1. This sounds delicious. It's got me thinking about dinner and I haven't even eaten breakfast yet! I'm going to make mine meatless and it's going to be GREAT!

  2. Oh yeah, it would be awesome even without meat!