Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

A classic Cobb salad never gets old. Bacon—avocado—chicken—eggs—blue cheese... all your keto favorites in one place — on top of a crunchy, refreshing salad! So throw together this easy lunch (or dinner) that is high protein and high fat and it will get high fives all around!

Keto Cobb salad with ranch dressing

A classic Cobb salad never gets old. Bacon—avocado—chicken—eggs—blue cheese... all your keto favorites in one place — on top of a crunchy, refreshing salad! So throw together this easy lunch (or dinner) that is high protein and high fat and it will get high fives all around!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

Ranch dressing
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 3 oz. 75 g bacon
  • ½ lb 225 g rotisserie chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 oz. 50 g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 1 avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
  • 1 1 tomato, slicedtomatoes, sliced
  • 5 oz. 150 g Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Start by preparing the dressing. Combine mayonnaise, ranch seasoning and water. 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.
  4. Distribute the chicken, bacon, vegetables, eggs and blue cheese on the 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.

If you’re starting with raw chicken, fry it in the bacon fat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Feel free to use different lettuces than just iceberg, including a spring mix, leafy greens, romaine, mesclun mix, and even kale.

You can swap the ranch dressing for your favorite low carb dressing or vinaigrette.

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67 comments

  1. Andreea
    The 2 servings I cooked last night are really big and I have a lot of salad left. Can I eat it for breakfast instead or for dinner tonight? I don't want to waste the food...
    Reply: #53
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What is the best Ranch seasoning to use? I bought Rancher’s Choice and it is SO salty, I can barely finish the salad. Otherwise, it’s delicious so i’d Like to figure it out better for next time.

    The words "ranch seasoning" in the list of ingredients is actually a hyperlink to our recipe to make your own. Most of the store bought options have starches, sugar and msg.

  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The 2 servings I cooked last night are really big and I have a lot of salad left. Can I eat it for breakfast instead or for dinner tonight? I don't want to waste the food...

    Yes, you can eat the leftovers for breakfast.

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  5. Derek
    Kristen, you are incredibly kind and patient to answer all these repetitive sometimes ridiculous questions. Thank you.
  6. Debbie
    I don't understand the macro term and net carbs. I've watched the videos but have missed something along the way. Is there a link that will take me to the explanation?
    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't understand the macro term and net carbs. I've watched the videos but have missed something along the way. Is there a link that will take me to the explanation?

    This link may help!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

  8. Linda
    I made this salad tonight and my family loved it. Thanks. It will be a keeper.
  9. Ally
    Is it ok to swap out the chicken for venison beef or pork in most of these recipes? We have a freezer full of those meats and try to only eat store bought chicken and fish once a week where possible....
    Reply: #60
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is it ok to swap out the chicken for venison beef or pork in most of these recipes? We have a freezer full of those meats and try to only eat store bought chicken and fish once a week where possible....

    Venison tends to be a better substitute for beef and pork works well in place of chicken. That being said, you can definitely swap out the protein sources as you choose.

  11. Jeanie Watts
    Are the grams at the top of the recipe picture for 1 serving? Thanks
  12. Jeanie Watts
    I think I found the answer. Thanks!
  13. Raquel D
    I’m following the meal plan so if breakfast is 1 g salad is 7 *2 that’s 15 total

    What can I snack on?? I don’t see that the meal plan gives snack suggestions to keep my body in Ketosis

    Reply: #64
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I’m following the meal plan so if breakfast is 1 g salad is 7 *2 that’s 15 total
    What can I snack on?? I don’t see that the meal plan gives snack suggestions to keep my body in Ketosis

    We generally recommend avoiding snacking, which gives insulin a chance to lower as much as possible.

  15. Ian Wigle
    I am satisfied (no pun intended!) that I am eating a correctly portioned serving for one person (1 egg, 38 g bacon, 160 g chicken, 25 g blue cheese, half an avocado, etc.), but I am amazed at what that looks like on my plate! I struggle to finish. I surmise that so long as I consume comparable amounts (e.g. 2/3 of the serving size) of all the components, I should remain on target for my macro nutrients, though my total net carbs will be a bit lower than planned.

    Still - some of the portion sizes for these recipes are daunting. Perhaps my perceptions will change as we move through the "2-week challenge", but for now, I imagine I will be serving up less food, not more.

  16. Melissa
    Can you use another cheese, I don't like blue cheese, normally I don't have a cheese with this salad, but if there is another option I would like to know
  17. Hanlie Ackermann
    Can you substitute the blue cheese with a different cheese?
    Reply: #68
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you substitute the blue cheese with a different cheese?

    Yes, it's just a topping so you can use any cheese you like.

  19. Amanda
    I eat versions of this salad about twice a week, it’s a go to. Some variations for me include replacing the chicken and blue cheese with small cubes of fried/grilled halloumi and adding a few toasted sliced almonds or pumpkin seeds for a nutty flavour. There is something about this salad that just feels good to eat...
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