A good dressing can make a good salad great. This is my version of a cobb salad with a basic homemade vinaigrette drizzled over it.
For some reason I seem to like other people's salads better than when I make my own. Not this time, I devoured this salad and have been making it often. It is full of goodies and can be made to your own liking.
Recipe: Cobb Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 heaping tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp stone ground or dijon mustard
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- salt and pepper
- spinach or any leafy greens
- grape tomatoes
- chicken breast, cubed
- hard boiled egg
- sunflower seeds
- Combine all the ingredients in a Vitamix or blender and blend until well combined
- Store in a glass jar
The salad can include anything you desire! It's a complete meal full of good protein and healthy fats when you include avocado, seeds or nuts and the many sources of protein.
Veggies are a free food (takes more calories to break down and digest than they actually contain) and come with many benefits. Don't be afraid to pile the greens and veggies high!