Gluten Free Cobb Salad… Hold the Egg and Cheese

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Today, I ate a rainbow!

Have you ever been to Disney World?  Well, you might not know is that they can put together an amazing allergy-friendly vacation. And, while you’re there you need to visit the Brown Derby.  I had the best cobb salad of my life there, which was also my first.  The chef modified the meal to be free of all my allergies.  So upon returning home, I set out to make a similar salad.  I found dozens of Brown Derby Cobb Salad Recipes online, all of which varied a little.  I mixed and matched, cut out allergens, and created my very own cobb salad!

One of the best parts about a cobb salad is that you can always change the ingredients.  And, my personal favorite part about this cobb salad is that it can be easily placed in a jar!  A healthy lunch alternative : )

Cobb Salad

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Gluten and Soy Free Option!

Allergies: Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce hasn’t contained soy protein since 2011, but you should always check to be certain if you have a soy allergy.

Ingredients

   For Salad

  • Mixed Greens: Iceberg Lettuce (½ head), Romaine Lettuce (½ head), Chicory (small bunch), and Watercress (½ bunch)
  • Tomatoes (2 or more)
  • Turkey
  • Bacon (≈ 6 strips)
  • Avocado
  • Optional: Blue Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, etc.

   For Dressing

  • 2 tbsp. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Red Wine VinegarIMG_6833
  • 1+ tbsp. Lemon Juice (Freshly Squeeze 1 Lemon)
  • ½ tbsp. Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic (1 Clove)
  • ¼ tsp. Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven and cook your bacon and turkey. Once cooked, let them cool before crumbling and dicing them.
  2. Finely chop the greens and mix them together.  Then cut, tomatoes, avocados,  and any other fixings you’d like in your cobb salad.  Place all the ingredients in lines on a plate.
  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together.
  4. Place all your dry ingredients in a line on a plate/platter.
  5. Place the dressing in a bowl on the side.  Pour on the salad once served.

 Tips & TricksIMG_6851

  • Chicory is great, but bitter on its own.  Be sure to mix it in with your other greens!
  • This salad prepares nicely in a jar.  See tomorrow’s post for more details!

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