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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31 comments on “Summer Cobb Salad Recipe

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 23, 2014 at 4:54 am Reply

    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!

  2. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted May 23, 2014 at 6:02 am Reply

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

  3. Bri | Bites of Briposted May 23, 2014 at 6:23 am Reply

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

  4. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted May 23, 2014 at 6:24 am Reply

    Love how pretty this is and the fresh berries!

  5. Nancy Longposted May 23, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply

    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

  6. dcposted May 23, 2014 at 7:15 am Reply

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

  7. naomiposted May 23, 2014 at 7:34 am Reply

    The berries in this cobb salad – awesomeness!

  8. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 23, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

    Love all the fixins and the fruit in here!

  9. Adrienne @ Whole New Momposted May 23, 2014 at 7:43 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted May 23, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

      Yo Adrienne! The links is working now… Sorry about that, on both accounts. ;)

  10. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted May 23, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply

    Gorgeous salad, Sommer! The dressing sounds fantastic!

  11. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted May 23, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

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

    Gorgeous salad! Enjoy your weekend, Sommer.

  12. Shainaposted May 23, 2014 at 8:34 am Reply

    Love how bright and refreshing this looks.

  13. Heather Christoposted May 23, 2014 at 8:47 am Reply

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

  14. Lynn @ The Actor's Dietposted May 23, 2014 at 10:23 am Reply

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

  15. capturing joy with kristen dukeposted May 23, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply

    So pretty! Just pinned!

  16. marlaposted May 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm Reply

    This is such a gorgeous cobb salad!!

  17. Jerriposted May 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    What a great summer recipe!

  18. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted May 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm Reply

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

  19. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted May 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous salad. Love how you layered it.

  20. Meredithposted May 24, 2014 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Such a gorgeous salad, loving the summer flavors!

    Rating: 5
  21. Sueposted May 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm Reply

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

  22. KalynsKitchenposted May 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  23. BusyWorkingMamaposted June 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm Reply

    This does look beautiful! What a lovely presentation!

  24. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted June 5, 2014 at 10:01 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
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  29. Nancy Longposted August 25, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply

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

  30. Respolposted August 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply

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