This Keto Cobb Salad is made with fresh lettuce, avocado, bacon, blue cheese, and hard-boiled eggs. Top it with homemade delicious blue cheese dressing.
The secret to a delicious Cobb Salad is super easy to make and a go-to for meal prepping for the week.
How to grill chicken for Cobb Salad?
To enjoy a delicious juicy chicken on your salad, start by brining the chicken breasts for about 30 minutes before grilling it. Now, this step is not necessary, and for this recipe, you can skip it.
For brining, basically submerged the chicken breast in a brine solution. There a lot of different ways to make a brine, but the most common and most straightforward is mixing water + salt.
When you submerge your meat in a brine, it soaks up some of the salted water, which makes the meat juicier and more flavorful.
It’s not usually made for things like chicken breast. Still, it’s a particular practice at restaurants for larger cuts of meat (like a whole turkey, for example) that usually require a lot of cooking time and tend to dry out.
Are salads good for the keto diet?
Yes, salads are suitable for the keto diet, and the reason why is because they are low on carbs and heavy on protein.
Is tomato keto-friendly?
There is no clear answer, and here’s why. Depending on who you ask, it is not. But for the record, eating tomatoes will not affect your ketosis.
You need to eat a lot of tomatoes to affect it, and you can skip the tomatoes if you desired on this salad.
What are the ingredients to make Keto Cobb Salad?
To make this cobb salad, you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Blue cheese crumbles
- Greek yogurt
Now that you have all the ingredients to make this cobb salad, it is time to follow these simple steps.
How to Make Keto Cobb Salad
How to make grilled chicken for a salad?
First, let start by preparing the chicken. Using a large bowl, mix salt and water and add the chicken breasts. Brine for 20 minutes and discard the water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Using half of the olive oil and rub the chicken breast. Rub the paprika on the kitchen next.
On a large skillet, add the remaining olive oil over medium heat and add the chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for about five minutes per side or until they are golden and adequately cooked.
Remove the chicken from heat.
To prepare the dressing, add all of the salad ingredients into a small bowl and using a fork mix everything together.
After the dressing is mixed, it is time to create the salad. Using a large plate, add the lettuce and top it with bacon, avocado, tomatoes (if using), blue cheese, and eggs.
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Finally, add sliced chicken breast on top of the salad and add blue cheese dressing.
Add salt and pepper if desired.
Your Keto Cobb Salad is ready!
Keto Cobb Salad Recipe
Now that you know all you need to know about making this cobb salad, it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements.
For the Salad
- 4 Cups lettuce, chopped
- 4 Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- ½ Avocado, sliced
- ¼ Cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 3 Hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the grilled chicken:
- 2 Chicken breasts
- 2 Cups water
- 4 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
For the dressing:
- ¼ Cup blue cheese crumbles
- ⅓ Cup Greek yogurt
- ⅓ Cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ Cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the chicken. In a bowl, mix salt and water. Place the chicken breasts and let them brine for 20 minutes.
Discard water and pat them dry with a paper towel and rub them with half the olive oil and paprika.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken breasts for 5 minutes per side or until golden and cooked through. Remove from heat.
Prepare the dressing. Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and, with the help of a fork, mash everything together and stir until incorporated.
Assembly the salad. Make a bed of lettuce.
Top it with bacon, Avocado, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, and hard-boiled eggs. Add the grilled chicken sliced and drizzle it with the blue cheese dressing.
Season with salt and pepper if needed.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 7736mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g