Easy Summer Cobb Salad

Oh, the joys of summer in Virginia. The forecast this past week was a high in the upper nineties every day, with 1000% humidity and a chance of thundershowers. Also every day.

Makes you want to go to the pool, doesn’t it? Or at the very least, sit in a very air conditioned room with a tall glass of water/ice tea/white wine/refreshing beverage of choice.

It’s a good season for salads.

paleo cobb salad | eatwriterunrepeat.com

I was pleasantly surprised when a perusal of my kitchen revealed *almost* all of the ingredients for a cobb salad. I didn’t have any bacon, so I subbed kalamata olives to get an equally salty flavor, and instead of blue cheese I chose fresh baby mozzarella – but the main points of this salad are classic Cobb: mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado chunks, hard boiled eggs, and roasted chicken. Not only is it pretty, but this salad is incredibly filling – this is a salad that definitely passes for an entree! I can only eat a salad as a meal if it has enough protein to keep me full until the next meal (usually dinner, as I’ll eat a salad with some protein for lunch at work). With the double protein hit of the chicken AND the hard boiled egg, this salad is a winner.

paleo cobb salad | eatwriterunrepeat.com

Plus…have I mentioned it’s pretty?

I feel like I’m totally cheating, posting a “recipe” for a salad, but I’ll do it for posterity sake. Enjoy!

PRIMAL COBB SALAD

serves one

INGREDIENTS

mixed greens

cherry tomatoes

fresh mozzarella

2 hard boiled eggs

roast chicken

kalamata olives

1/2 avocado, diced

INSTRUCTIONS

Lay your mixed greens on a plate. Top with stripes of each ingredient. Drizzle with your favorite dressing. Eat!

paleo cobb salad | eatwriterunrepeat.com

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