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Summer Cobb Salad Recipe

Fresh Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime VinaigretteThis Summer Cobb Salad Recipe is a rainbow of fresh flavors that all come together in one glorious dish.

Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette
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Being that my name is Sommer (Summer with an O) can you guess just how many “summer” songs have been sung to me in the course of my life?

An unfathomable number, I tell you.

The most common serenades are:

Ella Fitzgerald’s version of  Summertime

Bananarama’s Cruel Summer

And Summer Lovin’ (Summer Nights) from the musical Grease

Zesty Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Although I have heard some really creative versions.

People are so darn funny, always believing they are the first personal to ever think to sing these songs to me. I just smile and let them have their moment.

I’m nice like that. (P.S. I’ve also been called Winter, Spring and Autumn an ungodly number of times.)

Making Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Even with this slightly irritating musical history, I still love a good summer anthem.

Especially the old soulful versions of Summertime, smooth and sultry. While listening to them, I can almost feel myself rocking on a front porch in the sweltering heat of a summer evening.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush little baby, Don’t you cry

Making the Perfect Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Sweltering summer evenings make me long for a dinner that is cool, crisp, and refreshing.

Like a Cobb Salad.

Making the Best Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Today’s Summer Cobb Salad Recipe incorporates the traditional flavors that make a classic cobb salad so appealing, plus some playful summer ingredients like fresh raspberries, blackberries, and creamy garlic lime vinaigrette.

This summer cobb salad recipe comes together quickly in a beautiful array of colors and textures. Plus it’s a great way to use up ripe avocados, leftover chicken, and straggling hard boiled eggs left in the fridge.

Perfect Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

You can grill the chicken while chopping the veggies.

Or do what I do, and plan your weekly menu so that you make it on the night after you’ve served chicken. Then just save a couple pieces for the salad.

Easy Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

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Summer Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette
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Summer Cobb Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This vibrant Summer Cobb Salad Recipe is a must-make this season, loaded with berries, avocado, sliced almonds and grilled chicken. A classic cobb salad everyone will enjoy!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 romaine hearts, chopped
  • 3 hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • Creamy Garlic Lime Dressing Recipe

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill. Then rub the chicken breasts with oil, and salt and pepper liberally. Grill for 5 minutes per side over medium heat. Allow the chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes before chopping. Then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Meanwhile chop the romaine lettuce, eggs and avocados. Place the lettuce on a large serving platter or bowl.
  • Arrange all the toppings on over the bed of lettuce and serve with Creamy Garlic Lime Vinaigrette.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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34 comments on “Summer Cobb Salad Recipe”

  1. This salad is divine! Especially with the dressing. Definitely going on my family’s favorites list.

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  3. Sommer,
    Great recipe using local fresh!!
    BTW When summer, the seasons, comes I often answer my phone, “Dave’s summer home, some are home, some are not!!”

  4. Well it looks so delicious, Would be better to serve than to blog.

  5. love a good cobb salad – get the one at Bonefish a lot and love the mango in it

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  10. I’m definitely on a salad kick lately with all the things in season right now. This salad is perfect.

  11. This does look beautiful! What a lovely presentation!

  12. This salad is beyond gorgeous. Love the use of berries; great idea!

  13. Love the salad, and anyone singing to you can only be a good thing!

  14. Such a gorgeous salad, loving the summer flavors!

  15. What a gorgeous salad. Love how you layered it.

  16. My aunt used to always sing Summertime to us when she babysat. Such a good song. I want to eat this right this minute!

  17. What a great summer recipe!

  18. This is such a gorgeous cobb salad!!

  19. Stunning! My favorite seasonal tune is “A Summer Song” by Chad and Jeremy.

  20. This is a beautiful salad Sommer! I love all of the berries!

  21. Love how bright and refreshing this looks.

  22. Love that Summertime jazz tune! My dad used to sing it all the time.

    Gorgeous salad! Enjoy your weekend, Sommer.

  23. Gorgeous salad, Sommer! The dressing sounds fantastic!

  24. Hi Sommer. My hubby sings the Summertime song frequently and I am the butt of name jokes too. Being from Philadelphia I heard “yo Adrienne” all. the. time.

    Hey – the link to the dressing isn’t working. :). Hope to make this soon!

  25. Love all the fixins and the fruit in here!

  26. The berries in this cobb salad – awesomeness!

  27. I’m old…I’m going with Hot town summer in the city! The salad looks excellent!

  28. If you hadn’t already gotten me with the salad (love Cobb salad), you got me with the mention of Ella Fitzgerald. One of my all time fav singers! Her version of ‘A Foggy Day in London Town” with Louis Armstrong is about my all time fav song

  29. Love how pretty this is and the fresh berries!

  30. Sommer, this looks perfect! So fresh, healthy, and I’m sure delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  31. Mmm… this salad screams summer loving. Such fresh and beautiful colours/flavours going on in that salad!

  32. Cobb salad is my absolute fav and I am TOTALLY digging that you added berries to this – so brilliant and fresh Sommer! Must face plant into this ASAP. Pinned :) Happy Weekend!