March 6, 2013
Lighter Cobb Salad
I adore a good salad. And more recently, I find myself only eating spinach leaves. Heck, why not? Apparently they are the best for you out of all the lettuces out there. I love making salads at home and having my lunch all set for the next day. I love a salad that has a good crunch to it and one that is satisfying.
This lighter Cobb salad has all of that.
The typical Cobb salad includes bacon in it, turkey, tomatoes, and a heavier, creamy dressing; like Blue Cheese.
This salad is totally a bit healthier and very simple to make. I used ham in this, although, since turkey is healthier, I would have went with that. However, I had a ginormous ham steak in the fridge and I didn't want it to go to waste. Then just add some spinach leaves, 1 chopped cucumber, 3-4 hard boiled eggs, and top with shredded cheddar cheese and some candied walnuts. And the best part? Eat up! This salad was so filling that I did not feel the hunger pangs again until around 6pm. I ate it around 12pm. Love that.
It's delicious and makes for a very healthy, yet satisfying meal. I do have to apologize to you though...I took two other pretty darn good photos of this beautiful salad and cannot find them for the life of me on my computer. And I am currently charging my camera battery because it's dead. It literally needs to be charged all night. :-(
The one photo was of the entire salad with a yummy balsamic vinaigrette on the side. It looked pretty, dang it! Regardless, this salad was very tasty and the vinaigrette really complimented it nicely instead of a thick , heavy dressing like blue cheese. Although, I adore a good blue cheese dressing; but that's for another time. The walnuts provide a wonderful sweet and crunchy bite!
Please make this salad...I know you'll just love it!
Here's to it almost being Friday! Enjoy your Thursday!