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Daring Deli Salad/ Cobb Salad


At last, an appetizer that doesn’t have to be warmed up. This is an upscale version of the standard Cobb salad, which usually features a variety of diced vegetables served in rows on a bed of lettuce. It often features avocado as well; we incorporated it into the dressing instead. You’ll want to use this creamy dressing on other salads, too. Taste, texture, and color are perfect. Be as creative as you want and use salad ingredients of your choice. Thanks, Rikki M.


Prepare the Salad and Dressing

This salad was invented over 85 years ago by restaurateur Robert Cobb in an effort to use up leftovers. Hence, the standard version has many other vegetables. It is often tossed with red wine vinaigrette.

1. Use an immersion blender to blend all dressing ingredients together until completely smooth. This can be done up to a week in advance. If the dressing thickens in the fridge, thin out with a little lemon juice or water to desired consistency.
2. To serve, layer in a large wide bowl: lettuce on bottom, cucumbers, eggs, diced chicken, and fried pastrami. Pour on dressing, a little at a time, and toss until lightly covered. Or layer on individual plates and dress without tossing.


Instead of chicken or turkey breasts, ask your butcher for turkey roll ends to cube.


Photography: Daniel Lailah

Food Styling: Amit Farber