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!


  1. That salad looks AMAZING!! I'll have to put that into my salad rotation. I love a good salad =)