Make salad-lovers out of even the pickiest eaters! This Cobb Salad Board is a DIY twist to the flavorful salad classic that everyone will love customizing to their enjoyment.
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I love springtime dinners! Gathering everyone together around the dinner table to enjoy a light, fresh DIY meal puts everyone in a creative (and hungry!) mood. This Cobb Salad Board is one of our absolute favorites and actually turned our kids into salad lovers! It has truly opened their eyes and palates to the amazingness of making a meal out of a salad. We each build our salad just the way we like it and we encourage everyone to try something new each time.
The Cobb Salad (for a little bit of food history!) got its name from Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant owner Robert Howard Cobb in the 1930s. Almost a hundred years later and we’re still chowing down on the same recipe! It’s that good! You’ll see it offered with a variety of salad greens, but the toppings rarely vary from the original:
- grilled, roasted or pan-seared chicken
- hard-boiled egg
Your table, your rules! We offer a couple different dressings, a variety of cheeses, fresh fruit, and bread or croutons, but you do you! That’s the best part of a salad board. Flexibility and fun!
Here’s another one of our salad boards that goes beyond the classic ingredients of a Cobb Salad with nuts, broccoli, mini pepperoni and more…
Quickie: Pan-Seared Chicken
Pan-Searing chicken for your Cobb Salad Board is a breeze. First, generously salt and pepper tops of some chicken tenderloins before transferring them, seasoned side down, to a medium-heated skillet that’s been drizzled with a little olive oil. Season the other sides of the tenderloins with salt and pepper while the first sides sear. Then, sear for about 3 minutes or until nicely browned before flipping and searing for another 3 minutes on the other side. Cover the pan with a lid and let continue to cook for another 2 minutes to add steam/moisture and ensure they’re cooked all the way through without drying out. That’s it!
One Board, So Many Options!
It should go without saying that the Cobb Salad Board is also super easy. Which is the only way I do mid-week meals around here. Easy and crowd-pleasing! I like to build this salad on a lipped board similar to this one. I’ve also used my 20″ round wood board and it works (and looks) great!
Building the board is a snap! First, place the lettuce mix down the middle of the board. Next, put the shredded cheese and blue cheese crumbles in small serving bowls and place the bowls in the corners of the board. Then fill small pouring jars with the blue cheese and ranch dressing and place them on the board. Finally, arrange the sliced hard boiled eggs, diced red onions, chopped grilled chicken, cherry tomato halves, chopped bacon and diced avocado around the lettuce mix on the board.
Serve and enjoy! That’s all there is to it, friends! So good, right?
Looking for more fresh salad ideas? My Favorite 5-Minute Lunch Salad is a filling and flavorful option that you can toss together in a matter of minutes.
I hope you’re inspired to make this Cobb Salad Board for your family! It’s a perfect way to make a meal out of a salad. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama when you make it so I can see. I love LOVE seeing your board creations!
This Cobb Salad Board is a DIY twist to the flavorful salad classic that everyone will love customizing to their enjoyment.
- chopped salad mix with kale, romaine, cabbage & carrots
- hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- diced red onion
- chopped grilled or pan-seared chicken
- cherry tomatoes, halved
- chopped bacon
- diced avocado
- blue cheese crumbles
- shredded monterey jack & cheddar cheese
- blue cheese dressing
- ranch dressing
- Place the lettuce mix down the middle of the board.
- Put the shredded cheese and blue cheese crumbles in small serving bowls and place the bowls in the corners of the board.
- Fill small pouring jars with the blue cheese and ranch dressing and place them on the board.
- Arrange the sliced hard-boiled eggs, diced red onions, chopped grilled chicken, cherry tomato halves, chopped bacon, and diced avocado around the lettuce mix on the board.
- Serve and Enjoy!