Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

A classic Cobb salad never gets old. Bacon—avocado—chicken—eggs—cheese—mayo... all your keto favorites in one place—on top of a crunchy salad! So throw together this easy lunch (or dinner) and bask in the glow of the deliciousness that follows!

Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

A classic Cobb salad never gets old. Bacon—avocado—chicken—eggs—cheese—mayo... all your keto favorites in one place—on top of a crunchy salad! So throw together this easy lunch (or dinner) and bask in the glow of the deliciousness that follows!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 3 oz. 75 g bacon
  • ½ ½ rotisserie chickenrotisserie chickens
  • 2 oz. 50 g blue cheese
  • 1 1 avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 tomatotomatoes
  • 5 oz. 150 g iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh chives (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper
Easy ranch dressing

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Start by preparing the dressing. Combine mayonnaise, ranch seasoning and water. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  2. Place the eggs in boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Cool in ice water for easier peeling. Chop them roughly.
  3. Fry bacon in a hot dry skillet until crispy. Cut grilled chicken in smaller pieces and chop up vegetables. If you're starting with raw chicken, fry it in the bacon fat, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the blue cheese.
  4. Distribute everything on a bed of shredded or torn lettuce. Season with salt and pepper (especially the eggs).
  5. Drizzle with dressing and top with finely chopped chives.

History

The Cobb salad is named after American restaurant owner Robert Howard Cobb. There are different stories whether the salad was invented by Cobb himself or by his chef, Paul J. Posti. According to the legend, Cobb mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen on a late night and we all know what happened afterwards - the result was so great that the salad became an instant classic.

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48 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Terrena
    Very interested in trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Debbie
    This salad is delicious! It seems really large to for 2 servings, even after having two large plates there was still more left!
  4. Susie
    The one serving I had would have served two!
  5. Tanya
    Why does this recipe say half a chicken (and not grams) for four meals? We ended up with a tiny chicken and after preparing, it weighed less than a kilogram. So half a chicken meant 500g of chicken into four meals. I don't get how this is much? Sorry but hubby and I are starving!
    Reply: #38
  6. H.A.
    Hi

    I have just started Keto. I do not eat pork what could be the best alternative of bacon as a lot of receipes have bacon as main ingredient. Can I replace pork bacon with Turkey's bacon?

    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Yes, you can use turkey or beef bacon. They just don't have as much fat so you may choose to add fats based on the rest of the recipe.
  8. Sophia Paterson
    Hi,
    I'm a bit confused with the serving suggestions.
    My email today said 2 servings per person, does that mean I make 4 servings to include lunch tomorrow? I'm just making sure that this is correct as I haven't seen the suggestion of 2 servings per person yet.
    Thank you
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    This recipe as written, makes 2 servings. If you need 1+1 (dinner and lunch) for just one person, you can follow the recipe as written. If there are 2 of you taking the challenge, make a double batch.
  10. April
    Just a side note , it would be more helpful knowing oz. for the chicken since roasters come in various sizes. All in all the recipe is very good and a filling and enjoyable dinner and lunch.
  11. Sarah
    What can I eat in place of blue cheese?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Any cheese that you prefer.
  13. R
    Are there any good substitutes for avocados? If so, in what quantity per single serving? I'm allergic to avocados.
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Not really, they are unique blend of fats and low carb. You could try olives as they do have fats but it's certainly not going to be the same taste or texture.
  15. Shazly
    Wow am ready !!!
  16. R
    I have to agree with those who have said it would be helpful to have a quantity of chicken by weight rather than just half a chicken. I just had this for dinner and while I enjoyed it, the amount of chicken was excessive and I was stuffed before being able to finish my plate!
  17. EveLyn
    Is there any way to calculate the calories in the salads? my husband is restricted to 1900 calories a day and 20 gm carb.
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Full nutritional information is listed in the Nutrition + tab under the list of ingredients.
  19. Nicholas
    Hello new here! So the 7g of carbs is that for both servings or per serving? In otber words will I have 7g of csrbs for dinner and another 7 the next day during lunch? Also how do i know how much to eat during dinner and what to save for lunch fhe nexf day?
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    7g carbs per serving. When the salad is made, split it into half. Eat one serving tonight and one for lunch the next day.
  21. Nicholas
    Thank you for the reply Kristin!
    I am cooking for one person so to buy an entire rotisserie chicken makes no sense. How many ounces of raw chicken per serving? Thank you in advance
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    4-6 ounces is a standard protein serving. Thighs will have less protein and more fat than breast.
  23. Nicholas
    So the 1/4 rotisserie would have been 8-12 ounces for the 2 servings? Thanks for answering!
  24. Cheryl
    Just started my two week free trial menu plan. Made the chicken cauliflower Alfredo and brought it to work for lunch....everyone loved the smell of my lunch and asked what I had for lunch.
    I work 12 HR days and typically have a morning and afternoon snack. I didn't need any snacks today as I am full and don't need them.
    Arrived home from work at 605 pm and made the tandoori salmon...fast and easy to make. I sat down to eat supper at 643.
    Love the recipes...can't wait for tomorrow's cob salad.
    Thanks Diet Doctor for making low carb eating easy and exciting again!!
  25. Arlene
    Delicious meal. I would have preferred the weight in grams for the grilled chicken. Otherwise, the recipe was easy to follow.
  26. Zoe
    I'm a little confused. Do I eat two servings to myself for dinner and then eat another two servings for lunch? Thanks.
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm a little confused. Do I eat two servings to myself for dinner and then eat another two servings for lunch? Thanks.

    No, the total recipe makes two servings. Eat 1 for dinner and 1 for lunch.

  28. Christine
    I enjoyed this meal, and will make again!
  29. Eda
    If I roast chinken thighs myself how many thighs I need per serving? Thank you.
    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If I roast chinken thighs myself how many thighs I need per serving? Thank you.

    Approximately 4-6 ounces per serving (pre-cooked weight).

  31. Susan
    Delicious! A great recipe to prep the night before - cook the meat, and all that has to be done the following evening is the assembly.

    Susan
    Las Cruces, NM USA

  32. Shell
    Im confused. The meals for this day total over 2000 calories. That is over my maintenance allowance of calories and well over the amount to lose weight on a more traditional diet. Is it expected that we can lose weight with higher calories? Or am supposed to alter the recipe to bring fat and protein down? (Noting that i followed week 1 but with negligible results unlike the other posters here...)
    Reply: #34
  33. Shell
    Let me edit the avbove - my results werent negigible. I've had no results after the first week. My measurements are the same.
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Im confused. The meals for this day total over 2000 calories. That is over my maintenance allowance of calories and well over the amount to lose weight on a more traditional diet. Is it expected that we can lose weight with higher calories? Or am supposed to alter the recipe to bring fat and protein down? (Noting that i followed week 1 but with negligible results unlike the other posters here...)

    Keto is much different than traditional "calories in, calories out". We don't recommend counting calories, you can read more here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/isnt-weight-loss-calories-2

  35. Susan
    How many ounces is one serving? 1/4 is very subjective
    Reply: #36
  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many ounces is one serving? 1/4 is very subjective

    This recipe as written makes 2 servings. The easiest way to accurately ensure 2 exactly even portions would be to weigh them. Serving size by volume can vary and wouldn't be as accurate.

  37. Firdous
    I’m a high blood pressure patient above the age of 40.So if i wanna take less fats in some meals (like less butter, cheese or mayo) , can i do this? I mean is it safe?is my suger level will be maintained?
    Reply: #39
  38. Sylvie
    Hi Tanya, I read it as 1/2 chicken for 2 servings - i.e. for 2 (not 4) meals: 1 dinner and 1 lunch.
  39. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I’m a high blood pressure patient above the age of 40.So if i wanna take less fats in some meals (like less butter, cheese or mayo) , can i do this? I mean is it safe?is my suger level will be maintained?

    Keto, even with the high fat, can help lower blood pressure. If you are on medication, please make sure and work with your doctor for any necessary dosage adjustment.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/blood-pressure

  40. Nancy
    Hi - Are the weights for protein (aka bacon) raw or cooked? How about in all recipes are the weights for proteins raw or cooked?
    Reply: #41
  41. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi - Are the weights for protein (aka bacon) raw or cooked? How about in all recipes are the weights for proteins raw or cooked?

    Standard recipe convention always lists pre-cooked weights for meat, unless otherwise specified.

  42. Aura
    Van someone tell me if 1 serving is just for dinner and then I make another one for lunch tomorrow or do I Make 1 serving and split it in half for dinner and lunch tomorrow. Thank you
    Reply: #43
  43. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Van someone tell me if 1 serving is just for dinner and then I make another one for lunch tomorrow or do I Make 1 serving and split it in half for dinner and lunch tomorrow. Thank you

    Make 2 total servings. One for dinner and one for lunch.

  44. Julie Swan
    Hi, I am on day two of the first week and I am tracking my macros on a carb manager app. Today is is showing I am 7g over my carbs. My settings are 20g total carbs, 150g fat and 75g protein. Bit worried I am over my carbs with today's menu. Please can you advise?
    Reply: #45
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I am on day two of the first week and I am tracking my macros on a carb manager app. Today is is showing I am 7g over my carbs. My settings are 20g total carbs, 150g fat and 75g protein. Bit worried I am over my carbs with today's menu. Please can you advise?

    Our recipes list net carbs, not total. We do not recommend keeping a protein or fat goal or limit. The two week meal plan is specifically designed to get you keto macros and ratios with no tracking or calculating necessary.

    Reply: #49
  46. Eileen Molloy
    I was wondering if I can have diluting juice? (no sugar added) So far I'm enjoying the meal plan, I have also made a few things from your site. Just miss juice. I have 2 cups of tea a day with a bit of milk, the rest is water.
    Reply: #47
  47. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I was wondering if I can have diluting juice? (no sugar added) So far I'm enjoying the meal plan, I have also made a few things from your site. Just miss juice. I have 2 cups of tea a day with a bit of milk, the rest is water.

    Juice would not be a good option as it could still affect your blood sugar and insulin.

  48. AM
    I’m doing the two week challenge but don’t want to have another salad since we just had one for dinner last night and then again today for lunch. I hope it’s okay to skip to the next recipe.
  49. Audrey
    The Carb Manager app does track net carbs, so that works OK, although you have to enter total carbs and fiber and it calculates net carbs. I also like to put in the fat and protein grams because I like to see my ratios of macronutrients for the day, particularly to see if I am eating around 70% fat.

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