Healthy Cobb Salad

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This Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe swaps out cheese for creamy avocado and bacon with crispy baked apples, giving a slight sweetness to the famous salad!

Healthy Cobb Salad

I figured if I was going to be on the news on Labor Day, I might as well make the segment fun and useful to those at home on the couch, possibly nursing the almighty hangover from the previous nights festivities!

That is why I decided to make “At Home Hangover Remedies” with my friends at San Diego 6 News! First up was the Tropical Hangover Juice, then came this delicious Healthy “Hangover” Cobb Salad!

Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe

I traded in greasy bacon, which can actually upset your stomach even more and worsen your hangover, for crispy apple chips which add a hint of sweetness and nice little energy boost to the salad! (You can purchase apple chips at the store or make them at home with this recipe.)

I traded in the cheese for creamy avocados which contain lycopene (also found in the juicy tomatoes on this salad) which helps reduce inflammation and fuels you up with antioxidants!

Hangover Cobb Salad Recipe

Eggs are a great hangover food because they’re easy on the stomach and full of amino acids which help support liver function and will get your body back up and going quick!

I also added honey dijon chicken to the salad.  The fructose in the honey will help you burn off the booze and the chicken will give you a boost of protein!

Whether fighting off the remnants of last nights party or just looking for a healthy and delicious salad, this twist on a traditional Cobb will do the trick!

Healthy Cobb Salad Ingredients

Healthy Cobb Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 honey dijon chicken breast (cooked and chopped)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs (chopped)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • ½ cup apple chips
  • ¼ cup honey dijon dressing (recipe below)

Honey Dijon Salad Dressing Ingredients

Honey Dijon Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Honey Dijon Dressing Recipe

Whisk well.

Honey Dijon Salad Dressing

Cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Prepare the salad by placing the spinach in the bottom of two bowls. Layer all of the ingredients on top in separate rows. Serve the dressing on the side.

Healthy Cobb Salad with Baked Apples

This Healthy Cobb Salad is a new favorite that I will definitely be eating all the time. Even without a couple glasses of wine the night before! 😉

Cobb Salad with Avocado

Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe
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Healthy Cobb Salad

This Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe swaps out cheese for creamy avocado and bacon with crispy baked apples, giving a slight sweetness to the famous salad!

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 517 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Healthy Cobb Salad

  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup tomatoes chopped
  • ½ lb cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ½ cup apple chips
  • ¼ cup honey dijon dressing recipe below

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper

Instructions

Honey Dijon Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk well.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Healthy Cobb Salad

  1. Place the spinach in the bottom of two bowls.
  2. Layer all of the ingredients on top in separate rows.
  3. Serve the dressing on the side.