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Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad is an American garden salad that originated in the 1930s and is known for its delicious taste and unique presentation. The salad generally consists of chopped salad greens, such as lettuce, watercress, radicchio, endives, and arugula, combined with grilled chicken, crispy bacon, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, and crumbled blue cheese. Optionally, it can also include chives and red onions for added flavor and color. A distinguishing characteristic of Cobb Salad is its assembly, in which the ingredients are arranged in rows atop a bed of greens, allowing for a visually appealing display. The salad is typically served with dressing, traditionally a red-wine vinaigrette, that can be drizzled over the ingredients before eating. The Cobb Salad offers a nutrient-rich and satisfying meal, making it an excellent choice for lunch or dinner.
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IN SALADS, SANDWICHES & SUSHI
99
CAL / 100G
$0.41
AVG / OZ
Cobb Salad
13%
CARBS
23%
FAT
64%
PROTEIN
Cobb Salad FAQ
What is Cobb Salad?
Why is it called Cobb Salad?
What kind of cheese is used in Cobb Salad?
How do you make the dressing for Cobb Salad?
Can you make Cobb Salad ahead of time?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Cobb Salad expire?
A Cobb Salad, when stored properly in the fridge, can last 3 to 5 days. While the overall freshness of the ingredients plays a large role, let's break this down a-bit. The lettuce, tomatoes, and other veggies, if kept separately, should retain their freshness for up to a week. The proteins like chicken and bacon can last 4-5 days in the fridge once cooked. The hard-boiled eggs can last about a week refrigerated, but once peeled they should be consumed within a few days. Commercial Cobb Salad with a use-by date will remain fresh until that specified date if unopened. If you've frozen your salad, it's not something typically recommended due to the likelihood of soggy, wilting veggies once thawed. However, if frozen, the proteins could extend their lifetimes up to a few months.
How do you tell if Cobb Salad is bad?
Cobb Salad, like any other salad, shows signs of spoilage in a few ways. If you notice a funky, off smell when you open the container, that's a sure sign the salad has gone bad. Additionally, if the lettuce or other vegetables look slimy or brown, the salad is no longer good. The sections of protein, like chicken and bacon, might become slimy, very firm or change color like turning gray when they've spoiled. Lastly, if the hard-boiled eggs develop a foul smell or change color, it signals that they've gone bad.
Tips for storing Cobb Salad to extend shelf life
• Always store your Cobb Salad in the refrigerator, ideally at a temperature below 40°F. • Divide the salad into smaller portions for storage. This way, only the portion to be consumed gets exposed, keeping the rest fresher. • Store the salad greens and other components separately, if possible. This can help all elements retain freshness for a longer time. • Use air-tight containers for storage. This can significantly extend the lifespan of the salad. • If you have left-over salad dressing, store it separately, rather than adding it to the salad. Too much time in the dressing can make the salad components soggy and shorten their shelf life. • Avoid freezing the salad whenever possible. The freezing and defrosting process can ruin the texture of the salad vegetables, making them soggy.
EXPIRES WITHIN
4 - 14
DAYS
Health Info
Macros
7g
CARBS
13g
FAT
37g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
MEDITERRANEAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
EGGS
MILK
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