Italian Cobb Salad
If you love all of the flavors in a traditional cobb salad, you will adore the flavors in this fun spin. Give this recipe for an Italian Cobb Salad a try and create a salad that is hearty enough to serve as a meal. Whether you want to enjoy one with friends over lunch, or whip one of these up for a cool and crunchy dinner on the last of these warm nights, this Italian Cobb salad is a true treat. Take a look below at how easy it is to make your own!
Italian Cobb Salad
1 Romaine lettuce heart, chopped
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 medium tomato, sliced
1 egg, hardboiled and sliced
¼ pound (5-6 thick slices) of hard salami, chopped
2 tablespoons of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese, shredded
Pinch of salt and pepper
Fried cheese cracker to garnish (optional)
Once you have washed and cut the above items as specified, you are basically going to just assemble this salad. You can do this several ways: Some people prefer cobb salads with all of the ingredients separated on top of the lettuce, and others don’t mind if you serve it up pre-mixed. For our variation in the photo, we did a little of both. For the items that we served in hearty slices such as the tomatoes and eggs, we set off to the side. Everything else we layered as followed: lettuce, cucumbers, salami, gorgonzola, shredded cheddar, salt and pepper.
For some extra flavor and flare, you can garnish with a fried cheese cracker (I was able to find these at Walmart near the specialty meats and cheeses) or a breadstick. Serve your salad with a balsamic dressing or other dressing of your choice.
This salad is a real hit in our home as it combines classic salad flavors we love such as tomato and cucumber but adds in quite a few savory Italian flavors with the salami and gorgonzola. Give this simple salad a try and see what your taste buds think!