An Epic Mason Jar Cobb Salad with Ranch

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An Epic Mason Jar Cobb Salad with a light yogurt based ranch dressing! This easy mason jar salad is filled with chicken, hardboiled egg, crispy bacon, tomato, cucumber and avocado for one dynamite bite. An easy meal prep lunch that’s sure to fill you up and leave you satisfied.

Looking for more Cobb Salad Recipes? Try out my Southwestern Cobb Wedge Salad with a Poblano Dressing.

epic mason jar cobb salad recipe with ranch dressing

Cobb Salad Recipe

Don’t worry, I saved the best for last! After all, what can get better than bacon + avocado in a salad? Am I right?

Cobb Salad is a classic salad, and usually the one I order when we go out to a restaurant. It’s my go to at Chick-fil-a! So, I figured why not make this classic at home, stuff it in a mason jar and make it a little lighter than the ones you get a a restaurant. Genius idea!

Before, we get started I just wanted to say. Thank you for following along with me this week for #JHESaladWeek! I hope you’ve loved every Mason Jar Salad Recipe I’ve thrown at you and are planning to make a few. I know I’ve enjoyed creating them … and eating them!  Ok, let’s get started!

ingredients for mason jar chicken cobb salad

What makes a Cobb Salad a Cobb Salad?

The Cobb Salad is an American based dish, that is usually viewed as a garden salad. Typically it is filled with chopped greens (think romaine, iceberg lettuce, watercress or even endive), chopped tomato, crispy bacon, hardboiled eggs, avocado, chives and then topped with cooked chicken or sliced ham. Sometimes people will also add cheese to it as well.

Ingredients you’ll need to make this Cobb Salad:

  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Egg
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Light Ranch Dressing

step by step of how to make a mason jar cobb salad recipe

mason jars filled with chicken cobb salad recipe with ranch dressing

How to make Cobb Salad?

  1. Prepare Chicken: You have a couple of options here. You could buy already cooked Rotisserie Chicken (which is what I do) and shred it. You could cook your own, I recommend either roasting, grilling or pan searing it – just make sure you keep the seasoning to salt & pepper. 
  2. Cook Hard boiled Eggs: for hard boiled eggs I fill a small saucepan up with 1″ of water. Place the eggs in your pot and cover. Turn the heat up to medium high heat. Bring water to a boil and then let boil for 10 minutes. Remove eggs from heat and place in an ice water bath for 2 minutes, then peel. I usually give mine a rough chop.
  3. Chop up Vegetables: Having all of your ingredients ready and chopped up ahead of time, including the lettuce, will create a smooth assembly process later on. 
  4. Make your Dressing: A red wine vinaigrette is actually traditional for Cobb Salad, but in today’s recipe I made a light Ranch Dressing with a greek yogurt base that I think you’re going to love!

What is the difference between a Chef Salad and a Cobb Salad?

Honestly, they are almost the same. The main difference is that a Cobb Salad has a mixture of lettuce, avocado and tomato on it and a Chef Salad does not.

Are Cobb Salads good for you?

Sometimes, I think this is a loaded question. Anything can be healthy for you, in moderation. Now, if you go to a restaurant I would say that most likely a Cobb Salad will not be healthy for you. Why? Because their portion controls are off. Restaurants tend to load up the salad so you can barely see the greens – meaning it’s piles of bacon, egg, and avocado which are all fattier foods. So if you’re on keto your good, if you’re not I’d say don’t eat everything on that plate. However, this Mason Jar Chicken Cobb Salad does a good job of giving you the flavors but not overloading the fat. 

epic mason jar chicken cobb salad with light ranch dressing

How long will Mason Jar Salads last?

If you store this Mason Jar Salad in an air tight container (which it should be in already), then it will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Any longer than that the vegetables might start to lose their crispness.

I cannot wait for you guys to try this one. Hands down this Cobb Salad it is #1 in my book, probably because Cobb Salads are one of my favorite salads AND because it has avocado, bacon and a killer yogurt based ranch dressing that I think you’re going to love! 

Just remember if you make any of the recipes or Salad recipes in general, be sure to tag me (@joyfulhealthyeats) on Instagram and use the tag #jheSaladWeek. I’m going to feature the people that are making my recipes! 

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epic mason jar cobb salad recipe with ranch dressing

Mason Jar Cobb Salad with Ranch

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 15 min.
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken, Salad, 30 Minute Meal, Gluten Free,
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

An Epic Mason Jar Cobb Salad with a light yogurt based ranch dressing! This easy mason jar salad is filled with chicken, hardboiled egg, crispy bacon, tomato, cucumber and avocado for one dynamite bite.


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Ingredients

Ranch Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey

Chicken Cobb Salad:

  • 1 1/3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken, white meat
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, roughed chopped
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl add: plain greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and honey. Whisk together until smooth and combined.
  2. Assemble the Mason Jar Salads: line up your mason jars. To each jar add 3 tablespoons of the dressing, 1/4 cup diced cucumber, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 1-2 tablespoons eggs, 1/3 cup chopped chicken ,  1 tablespoons chopped bacon, 1-2 tablespoons of avocado and finish with 1 cup chopped romaine.
  3. Put the lid on and store in the refrigerator. Will last up to 5 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 salad
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 342 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 233 mg

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