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Cobb Salad

This Healthy Cobb Salad is a wonderfully satisfying meal featuring fresh lettuce, tender grilled chicken, savory hard-boiled eggs and so much more! It's easy to make from scratch with countless customization possibilities! Keto and low-carb with vegetarian, paleo, dairy-free and Whole30 options.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cobb salad dressing, healthy chicken salad, keto salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
To Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 593 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Cobb Salad

  • 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 avocados peeled pitted and cut into slices or chopped
  • 4 cups mixed green lettuce chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced in rounds or chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled dairy-free feta , we like Violife but you can also use regular (if no dietary restrictions) or leave out entirely for paleo & Whole 30)

For the Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • 3-4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons dairy-free sour cream , we like the one from this brand which is completely vegan, paleo, keto-friendly and Whole30 but you can also swap this out for tahini, mashed avocado or regular if not following any particular diet. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a resealable zip-top bag, add chicken, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with fresh lemon and olive oil.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  3. Remove the chicken from the grill and tent with foil. Let it rest and cool a bit for about 10 minutes and then slice or chop into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Drizzle 1 teaspoon over the sliced avocado (to prevent from browning).
  5. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, then top with cooked chicken, eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Refrigerate each component in its own airtight container. The hard-boiled eggs and the dressing will last for up to 5 days, the bacon and chicken will last for up to 3 days, and the salad veggies should be used within 1-2.
  • To Reheat: We personally prefer a cold and refreshing salad, but you can heat up your chicken if you'd like. Simply pop it into the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, until it's warmed through. The bacon can be reheated the same way.
Nutrition Facts
Cobb Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 593 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.