This easy and delicious Cobb Salad and Homemade Ranch will keep you full for hours and tastes fantastic. This is a healthy, fresh, and low-carb recipe for your diet plan.

Cobb Salad and homemade Ranch.

Keto Cobb Salad and Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe by Chunky Chef

We are a few weeks into January, how’re you doing with your resolutions?  Always fail at any weight-loss resolutions, so this was much more like personal and business goals this year and so far, things are going well!  Even if you haven’t made any weight-loss/healthy resolutions, we all have those times where we’ve over-indulged over the weekend and need something light, refreshing, and healthy for lunch the next day.

This Cobb salad is hearty and filling, basically what every salad dreams to be!

WHAT GOES IN A COBB SALAD?

A Cobb salad is an American entree salad made with chopped lettuce, crispy bacon, sliced or diced chicken, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, green onions or chives, and some type of cheese. The best cheese to add is blue cheese, but a nice sharp cheddar is great as well!

ARE COBB SALADS LOW-CARB?

Yes!  Cobb salads are, by nature, a low-carb meal.  Plenty of protein, low carbs, and high fiber.  This version adds extra fats (from cooking the chicken in bacon grease, extra avocado, extra blue cheese, and a rich ranch dressing), to make it keto-friendly!  One serving of this salad has only 6 net carbs, 67 g fat, and 17 g protein.

WHAT DRESSING DO YOU SERVE WITH A COBB SALAD?

Traditionally Cobb salads are served with a vinaigrette, but this salad is perfect with just about ANY dressing!  Blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, and of course, a classic ranch.

CAN THIS COBB SALAD AND HANDMADE RANCH BE MEAL-PREPPED?

Absolutely!  Just make sure to add portions of blue cheese crumbles and the ranch dressing in smaller cups.

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING THE PERFECT COBB SALAD AND HANDMADE RANCH:

  1. Use your favorite lettuce. The crunch of romaine, but feel free to mix and match your favorites!
  2. Make sure to slice the avocados right before serving so they stay nice and green.
  3. If you’re not following a strict keto diet, feel free to play around with the amount of bacon, eggs, tomatoes, cheese and avocado.

Other recipes you might like to try: Low Carb Chicken Salad, Potato Cauliflower Salad, Greek Chickpea Salad Marinated

Cobb Salad and homemade Ranch

Cobb Salad and homemade Ranch

This easy and delicious Cobb Salad and Homemade Ranch will keep you full for hours and tastes fantastic. This is a healthy, fresh, and low-carb recipe for your diet plan.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Easy Salad Recipe
Servings 4 people
Calories 726 kcal

Ingredients
  

HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy cream (as needed to create dressing consistency you like

COBB SALAD

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced (seasoned lightly with salt and pepper to taste)
  • 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all dressing ingredients (except heavy cream) in a small mixing bowl.  Add heavy cream, starting with 2 Tbsp and increasing 1 Tbsp at a time, whisking until dressing has reached desired consistency.  Set dressing aside.
  • To a large skillet, add bacon slices and cook over MED LOW heat until crisp.  Remove to a plate to cool.  Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika. 
  • Increase skillet heat to MED/MED-HIGH and add chicken breasts, cooking 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown.  Remove to plate to cool.  
  • Crumble bacon, and slice chicken once cooled.
  • Assemble salad by adding romaine lettuce to large bowl.  Top with hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, green onions, blue cheese, bacon crumbles and sliced chicken.
  • Serve drizzled with ranch dressing.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Calories 726kcal | Carbohydrates 14g | Protein 17g | Fat 67g | Saturated Fat 17g | Cholesterol 204mg | Sodium 1354mg | Potassium 864mg | Sugar 3g | Fiber 8g | Vitamin A 73.3% | Vitamin C 33.3% | Calcium 14% | Iron 12.1%
Keyword 15 Best Lunch Recipes, diet recipe, Easy Keto Recipe, easy salad, keto salad

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