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California Cobb Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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5 from 3 votes

California Cobb Salad

a fresh take on a cobb salad loaded with salmon, sweet potatoes, avocado and the most delicious mustard vinaigrette!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, American
Keyword: california cobb, cobb salad, tavern cobb salad recipe, how to make a cobb salad, healthy cobb salad, cobb salad without eggs, california cobb salad
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby


For the Salad:

  • 3 sweet potatoes, 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, diced
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

For the Grilled salmon

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

For the Mustard Herb Vinaigrette:

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 whole shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Parsley
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese


For the Salad:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F. 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.