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Old 07-15-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cobb Salad for a hot night

Lee's version of Cobb Salad for a hot summer night

For two salad platters:

Bed of lettuce
1 1/2 chicken breasts, grilled
2 hard boiled eggs
6 green onions
3-4 slices cooked bacon
8 cherry tomatoes
2 handfulls of any kind of cheese you have
a dozen or so black olives
half an avocado

Cut the stuff in bite-sized pieces and arrange the items in stripes on the bed of lettuce

Drizzle with your favorite dressing.

(Mine is going to have chunky bleu cheese dressing)

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Old 07-15-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Looks great This salad nut thanks you for another idea.

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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beautiful salad

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QSis, that looks beautiful....thanks for a great idea!
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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Those are great looking, Lee. I didn't make it to my salad tonight, but it will keep til tomorrow. So why do they call it a cobb salad?
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:57 PM   #7
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Great looking salads Lee!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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Here's the story on Cobb Salad: Arthur Schwartz: Original Cobb Salad
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:27 AM   #10
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Your salad looks terrific. It has been my favorite salad for years until one day I saw the calorie count. Want to know what it is? No, I didn't think so.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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That salad looks great. Thanks for posting just in time for the coming heat wave here. I see my future dinner!
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Your salad looks terrific. It has been my favorite salad for years until one day I saw the calorie count. Want to know what it is? No, I didn't think so.
Well, here's what I came up with, per salad:

6 black olives - 50 calories
1/4 avocado - 69
1 hb egg - 78
1.5 strips baked bacon - 68
3/4 grilled chicken breast - 100
1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese - 45
2 T creamy blue cheese dressing - 160

Total: 570 calories

I didn't count any calories for the veggies. I know my dressing was a killer, but I love it and it's worth it to me! You can knock that way down by using a low-cal dressing.

I don't think 570 calories is out of line for a whole dinner, though. And, with a couple of exceptions, they are "good calories".

What is your calorie count, DQ?

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Well, here's what I came up with, per salad:

6 black olives - 50 calories
1/4 avocado - 69
1 hb egg - 78
1.5 strips baked bacon - 68
3/4 grilled chicken breast - 100
1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese - 45
2 T creamy blue cheese dressing - 160

Total: 570 calories

I didn't count any calories for the veggies. I know my dressing was a killer, but I love it and it's worth it to me! You can knock that way down by using a low-cal dressing.

I don't think 570 calories is out of line for a whole dinner, though. And, with a couple of exceptions, they are "good calories".

What is your calorie count, DQ?

Lee

My count comes up a lot higher because I don't use the low calorie version and I don't think most other people do either. One fourth of an avocado is not enough. I use half, plus 2 slices of bacon, 1/3 cup full milk chedder cheese, tomatoes, 8 black kalamata olives,1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese, and a couple of other ingredients including the lettuces. There is no way on this green earth that I'm going to get by with 2 Tbsp. blue cheese dressing. That size salad requires at least 4 Tbsp. minimum. I come up with a total of 850 give or take a few. The fat content is usually about 45 g. I think that's a lot of fat and calories for one meal. My daily fat content is no more than 30 grams for the day. Cobb salad has more than I want to tackle even though this is probably the best salad you can eat. Heck if you're going to eat Cobb salad, go all the way.
Order this in a restuarant as a meal sized salad and you can add another 200 calories. The portion is HUGE!!!
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