the big ass salad

basically a huge cobb salad.

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very old hollywood & oh so pretty.

while ours isn’t entirely authentic (we weren’t going to buy three kinds of greens before we left for a week’s vacation, and blanching tomatoes just to peel them a little ridiculous here) it was, in fact, every bit as delicious.

adapted slightly from smitten kitchen

(makes 4 very large servings)

FOR THE DRESSING:
3/8 cup canola oil
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
pinch dry mustard
dash worcestershire sauce
pinch sugar
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

FOR THE SALAD:
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 bunch watercress, stems removed & chopped
2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
6 strips bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped roughly into 1/2 inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes, seeded & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 avocado, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chives, finely minced

1.  add all the dressing ingredients to a blender pitcher and puree until thoroughly combined.  set aside.

2.  grab your largest platter & arrange the romaine and watercress to cover the entire platter.  now roll up your sleeves and arrange the blue cheese, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, chicken & avocado in nice big stripes across the platter.  the best way to do this is with your hands, so dig in.

3.  season with salt & pepper, drizzle with prepared dressing & sprinkle the mixed chives all over the top.

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2 Responses to the big ass salad

  1. Beth Anne says:

    I would like to eat this, please.

  2. Megan says:

    It looks like an Easter egg…pretty!

    Love the new look! Trying my hand at some Cajun food tonight, hope to do you proud!

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