This is probably my last summer salad recipe of the season, the Grilled Avocado Cobb Salad (Keto-Paleo-Whole30). It’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and flavor, while remaining low in carbs and gluten and dairy free!
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What’s In The Grilled Avocado Cobb Salad (Keto-Paleo-Whole30)
This complete meal salad has it all: crunchy chopped romaine, salty bacon, hard boiled eggs, diced chicken, tomatoes, grilled avocados and your choice of homemade or store bought ranch dressing. This salad is filling, delicious and beautiful.
THAT CREAMY RANCH- HOMEMADE OR STORE BOUGHT, IT’S UP TO YOU!
Who doesn’t love ranch dressing on a salad or for dipping? Unfortunately most store bought brands are loaded with
crap artificial colors, flavors, fillers, preservatives etc…we can’t put that into our bodies! I have a homemade ranch that is delicious and can be made quickly. The creamy texture comes from soaked cashews blended with water. If you eat dairy, you can use straight up buttermilk. Either way, this ranch is totally ‘dip worthy’! That said, if you prefer to use a store bought ranch there are healthy options: I love Tessemae’s or Primal Kitchen’s Ranch Dressing and Primal Kitchen’s Ranch Dressing’s, both are Paleo and Whole 30 approved.
Grill Those Avocados Indoors or Out!
Grilling avocados makes them soft and creamy with a slightly smokey flavor. You can grill your avocados outside on the grill or indoors on a grill pan. It’s easy, simply cut avocados in half, remove the pit and brush with olive oil and sea salt. Place on hot grill or grill pan and cook until grill marks are established, usually about 4-6 minutes. Then just scoop out with a large spoon and discard skin. Incredible, and so good for you!
Not Your Typical Cobb Salad:
While this salad has some of your traditional Cobb salad ingredients, what makes it different is no blue cheese or blue cheese dressing, and well, it has grilled avocados! This keeps this amazing salad dairy free and loaded with good fats. I hope you love this salad as much as I do.
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The Recipe: Grilled Avocado Cobb Salad (Keto-Paleo-Whole30)
- 1/2-3/4 cups ranch dressing (my favorite bottled dressings and my homemade recipe linked above)
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 4 strips bacon, cooked until crispy
- 4 cups chopped romaine
- 1 1/2 cups diced rotisserie chicken
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 2 ripe avocados, grilled
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
If making ranch from scratch, do so in advance.
Boil eggs: place eggs in a pot of cold water making sure eggs are covered by several inches of water. Bring to a boil. Boil for three minutes then turn off heat. Allow eggs to sit in hot water for 8 minutes. Run eggs under cold water and peel.
While eggs boil: cook bacon to liking, chop lettuce, rotisserie chicken and vegetables. Set Aside. Place bacon on paper towels, chop when cool enough to handle. Set Aside
Grill avocado: this can be done on an outdoor grill or on a grill pan.
For grill pan: heat a grill pan on medium heat for two minutes. While pan is heating, cut avocados in half, brush each with olive oil, sprinkle with a quality sea salt and place on grill pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes until grill marks are established. Remove for heat.
For Outdoor Grill: preheat grill to 400 degrees. While grill is heating, cut avocados in half, brush each with olive oil, sprinkle with a quality sea salt and place on grill pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes until grill marks are established. Remove for heat.
Place chopped romaine, tomatoes, chicken. bacon and eggs on a platter. Toss with ranch dressing, using as much dressing as you like. Use a large spoon to scoop avocados out of skin, place on platter. Serve making sure each serving has half an avocado. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper if desired. Enjoy!
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