Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cobb Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cobb Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

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A salad of colorful stripes is a real eye catcher. Cobb salads are served with the ingredients lined up in neat rows, and then the diner tosses it all together, or not, as he or she chooses. Got vegetarians? Lose the bacon and chicken, but add more veggies. Almost any dressing will do - creamy pesto, Ranch or a simple vinaigrette.

6 cups slivered romaine lettuce (or a combo of romaine and iceberg)

8 slices crisp bacon, cooked and roughly crumbled

3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into large dice

2 medium-size tomatoes, seeded and cut into large dice

1 cups cubed cooked chicken

1 avocado, peeled and cubed

cup diced red onion

Optional rows: chickpeas, English peas, diced sweet peppers, cook's choice

cup crumbled blue cheese

Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Creamy Pesto Dressing

Scatter the lettuce over a large serving platter. …

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