Cobb salad


: a tossed salad made typically with chopped chicken or turkey, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese, and lettuce and dressed with a vinaigrette

Examples of Cobb salad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And at the city’s Milk & Honey, a Cobb salad with lobster rings in at a whopping $54 (adding shrimp or crab instead would leave you with just a $32 bill). Tori Latham, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023 Just about anything, from kiwis and strawberries to butter and mushrooms, can be evenly sliced, so don't be afraid to get creative and go beyond a standard Cobb salad with this gadget. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 20 July 2023 That’s where the Shirley Temple drink comes from, and the Cobb salad. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2023 These days, studio executives are big on Cobb salads and Kobe beef burgers. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 6 Apr. 2023 At Larchmont, look for dishes from and inspired by Clark Street Diner — a restaurant on The Times’ 101 Best Restaurants list — such as a pastrami reuben, an Asian chicken salad, a Cobb salad, a smashburger and a weekend-only French toast. Stephanie Breijostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2023 Multiple reviews from back then made note of the sizable portions, as in a Cobb salad large enough for three. Megha McSwain, Chron, 3 Oct. 2022 Here’s a Cobb salad with a tropical twist. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 July 2022 The menu includes dishes such as the hangover burrito, French toast, Cobb salad, vegetable crudite, cheesecake and yogurt parfait. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 24 May 2022 See More

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Word History


probably from Robert H. Cobb †1970 American restaurateur

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cobb salad was in 1947

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“Cobb salad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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