Southwestern Cobb Salad with Creamy Poblano Dressing

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A Healthy tex-mex inspired Cobb Salad that is absolutely killer tossed with a Creamy Poblano Dressing, | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #saladrecipes #glutenfree

A Healthy tex-mex inspired Cobb Salad that is absolutely killer tossed with a Creamy Poblano Dressing, be prepared to become addicted to the flavors in here!

So a couple of weeks ago, we went to Arizona to visit my husbands sister, her husband, and their sweet newborn.

Typically we would stay at their house but we decided to have a little fun with them and stay at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale. It was absolutely gorgeous, almost like a little oasis in the dessert! The pool area was seriously phenomenal, it had all kinds of fountains, like 5 different pools, water basketball & volleyball, but the best part was the walk in SAND beach front!

A Healthy tex-mex inspired Cobb Salad that is absolutely killer tossed with a Creamy Poblano Dressing, | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #saladrecipes #glutenfree

Literally there was a sand beach leading up to the pool, which Cason had an absolute blast in, then as you walked into the water from the beach it was a solid 25 ft of sand on the bottom of the pool. But then at one point there was a vent that basically stopped the sand from coming over into the regular part of the pool. Seriously so cool and mind blowing.

Beyond that they had some pretty amazing restaurants there too! One night in particular we dined at a Southwestern inspired restaurant. I ended up getting a Margarita, Chicken Tortilla Soup that will forever be in my mind, and then Mike and I split a Southwestern Cobb Salad which is what inspired todays recipe.

A Healthy tex-mex inspired Cobb Salad that is absolutely killer tossed with a Creamy Poblano Dressing, | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #saladrecipes #glutenfree

When Mike and I ordered this Cobb Salad we had no idea the insane flavor explosion that was awaiting us on the other end of that fork.

I seriously couldn’t stop eating it! There were all my favorite heavy “tex-mex hitters” – poblano peppers, cilantro, avocado, grill corn, and queso fresco! And then add in the hardboiled eggs, tomatoes, grilled chicken and you have yourself one fantastic can’t put the fork down salad.

If you are looking for a main dish salad recipe then this is it, believe me, don’t look any further just make this … and you will be utterly satisfied!

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Southwestern Cobb Salad with Creamy Poblano Dressing

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Salads, Poultry, Gluten Free, Grilling Recipes

Ingredients

Southwestern Cobb Salad:

  • 6 cups of kale, thinly chopped
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, diced
  • 4 strips of bacon, diced
  • 3/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ears of grilled corn, remove kernels from cob
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup of queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, diced

Creamy Poblano Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup of poblano peppers, roasted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 oz. of plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • juice of 2 limes {about 3 tablespoons}
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small food processor, add garlic clove, poblano pepper, greek yogurt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, smoked paprika, lime juice, cilantro, salt, & pepper. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, add kale, hardboiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, grilled corn, avocado, bacon, queso fresco, and grilled chicken breast in a bowl. Toss so that everything is mixed up.
  3. Serve with Creamy Poblano Dressing.

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27 Responses
  1. LOVE this dressing recipe! The salad looks amazing but I’m always really excited about a new dressing that doesn’t look super intimidating! Thanks for sharing this. Your vacation sounded amazing – I’ve never been to AZ but heard Scottsdale is beautiful.

    1. Awww.. yeah for non-intimidating dressings! This one is seriously becoming a favorite of mine! Hope you get a chance to make it!

      Scottsdale is definitely beautiful, if you get a chance to go .. do it!

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