Easy Cobb Salad

Make this easy Cobb Salad with grilled turkey, avocado, tomatoes, boiled eggs, bacon and a creamy blue cheese buttermilk dressing! This is a classic salad that is easy to prepare.

a large wooden bowl with lettuce, boiled egg, tomatoes, grilled turkey, avocado and turkey bacon

Everyone loves this classic meal. Pack vegetables and protein into a hearty salad. Easily adapt the salad to fit your taste and enjoy a delicious meal packed with flavor. June is Turkey Lovers’ Month so we are celebrating by using two types of turkey for this salad recipe, both grilled turkey and turkey bacon. Turkey is naturally low in fat and is packed with lean protein to keep you feeling full longer.

What is cobb salad?

A cobb salad is a classic American salad made with lettuce, tomato, bacon, grilled chicken or turkey, hard boiled eggs, avocado and dressing. It is a great main dish salad for lunch or dinner.

small white bowl with lettuce, boiled egg, tomatoes, turkey and avocado layered on top

Cobb salad ingredients

  • Grilled Turkey – Grilled turkey tenderloins or turkey breast work great, but you can use your favorite cut of meat. Simply season with salt and pepper before grilling.
  • Turkey Bacon 
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Boiled Eggs

Cobb salad dressing

An easy blue cheese buttermilk dressing is the perfect addition. It’s creamy, delicious and adds the classic blue cheese flavor to the salad.

To make cobb salad dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 cup finely diced red onion, 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

a large bowl sitting on a table filled with cobb salad ingredients

Tips for grilling turkey

  • Always use a meat thermometer to confirm the turkey reaches the safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Simply season turkey with salt or pepper before grilling or use your favorite marinade.
  • Never use a marinade as a sauce at the table.
  • Discard any food leftovers left out for more than 2 hours.
  • Substitute grilled turkey for grilled chicken or beef in many recipes for a lighter, leaner protein option.

If you’re looking for another easy dinner recipe, try our Easy Turkey Tenderloin, requiring less than 10 minutes of prep in the kitchen. Or visit ServeTurkey.org for more turkey recipes and cooking tips.

Try this salad and let us know what you think!

a large wooden bowl with lettuce, boiled egg, tomatoes, grilled turkey, avocado and turkey bacon

Easy Cobb Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Made with grilled turkey, avocado, tomatoes, boiled eggs, grilled turkey and a homemade blue cheese buttermilk dressing!
5 from 3 votes


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cooked turkey bacon, diced
  • 2 cups grilled turkey, diced
  • 2 large ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped


  • Whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, blue cheese, onion, lime juice and ground black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • To assemble the salad, place lettuce in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 cup of the dressing. Divide lettuce evenly between six bowls and arrange remaining ingredients on top of lettuce. Drizzle additional dressing over the top and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • To make a large salad to serve for a gathering or large party, double the recipe. 


Calories: 488kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 222mg, Sodium: 1286mg, Potassium: 1073mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5098IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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Thank you to the National Turkey Federation for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are my own.

5 comments on “Easy Cobb Salad”

  1. If making a large salad for four people, how is it served. Should it be tossed or let each person work across a row, being sure to get some of everything?

  2. A great classic salad! Thank you for sharing, just made for lunch!

  3. The Cobb salad is my absolute favorite and this one is so good! The dressing makes the dish.

  4. This looks so delicious, and it’s a turkey-twofer! Can’t wait to try!

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