California Cobb Salad


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Here’s the thing about being a California girl. It means having access to some of the most incredible produce on earth so I can whip up gorgeous dishes like this California Cobb Salad!

California Cobb Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

If you’re a long time reader of WGC, you know that Sweetpotatoes are my jam. They are constantly stocked in my kitchen because you can use them for so many different recipes! Chips / Loaded Sweetpotatoes / Wedge Fries / Noodles, the list goes on! Today they are front and center in this California Cobb Salad. It’s a game changer especially because until this Cobb graced my kitchen – I hated cobbs.

Whaaaaaat? Who says that? Here’s the deal – hard boiled eggs in my salad. NO thank you. I want a healthy, gorgeous, colorful and light Cobb and that’s exactly what this one is! So forget any notion you had of a super heavy cobb salad – this one is 100% guaranteed to rock your world.

California Cobb Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

California Cobb Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

California Cobb Salad

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Gaby Dalkin
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For the Salad:

  • 3 California Sweetpotatoes peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 3-4 heads Romaine lettuce chopped, ¾ inch ribbons
  • 4 cooked beets
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 ripe avocado medium dice
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas

For the Grilled salmon

  • 4 6- ounce salmon filets
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the Mustard Herb Vinaigrette:

  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Shallots Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Parsley
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cups Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1-¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese


For the Salad:

  • Toss the cubed sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 25 minutes, stirring once, until golden and softened. Let cool.
  • In 4 bowls, arrange equal amounts of the lettuce and top with piles of the sweet potatoes, beets, cherry tomatoes, avocados and chickpeas. Lay a piece of salmon on top of each salad. Toss with vinaigrette as needed.

For the Salmon:

  • Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill on a hot grill pan for 3-4 minutes on each side until just slightly pink in the center. Remove and set aside.

For the Mustard Herb Vinaigrette:

  • Combine all the ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until everything is incorporated.
California Cobb Salad: Chef Vision

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Heather Christo

    Beautiful G! I reminds me of that salad that we had last Spring in LA- so good!

    • Gaby

      because it was totally inspired by that!!!! COME BACK TO LA

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love that you guys have access to the most amazing produce. I’m SO jealous!! I would have this cobb salad daily if I had access to great farmer’s markets and such too!

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  4. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Wow, what a gorgeous salad and table! The fresh ingredients are just jumping off the screen at me, love love love 🙂

  5. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    I love any kind of salad. Of course even more if it has avocados. Will you be my personal chef?

  6. Monika

    I am not a Cobb fan, but this is no ordinary Cobb! I love all these veggies and the tasty dressing! I can be a convert to this new and improved salad!!

  7. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    What a wonderful spin on an already delicious salad. I would devour this.

  8. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    this look outrageously good! so yummy and bright and healthy!

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    I am with you – no eggs in my salad!! I love the sweet potatoes here. Another great Gaby salad!

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