I have decided to post a recipe each week of some yummy dish that I love a lot.
Today I am going to write about the power of a Cobb Salad.
I love Cobb Salad because it has the potential to become anything you want it to be. It doesn't require a lot of cooking so you don't have to get all hot and sweaty slaving over a hot stove to enjoy a nice, relaxing meal. The basics for this salad are as follows:
Any kind of Salad Veggie that you like
1 hard boiled egg
Bacon (if you prefer but feel free to leave it off)
Boneless Chicken Breast
Your favorite salad dressing
First fire up a large saute pan over the stove on medium/high heat(this is the only real cooking I do for this salad). Sprinkle olive oil on the bottom of the pan to coat. Dress the chicken simply with a little salt and pepper. Once the pan gets a bit hot put the chicken in and cook on both sides approximately 6-8 minutes on each side depending on the size and thickness.
While that is cooking, toast up the walnuts by placing a few handfuls in a small saute pan and for just a minute or so heat up them up over a medium flame. You don't want to overdo this because the nuts will burn. You just want to warm them up to bring out the flavors in the nuts.
Assemble your salad with lettuce on bottom and then add to that the rest of your favorite salad veggies such as onions, shredded carrots, celery, tomatoes, or mushrooms. You can even add thawed frozen corn for an added flavor. The key here is that there is no limit to your imagination and you can also clean out the leftover salad stuff in your refrigerator.
After the veggies are added I cut up the chicken and add that on top of the veggies. On top of that goes the egg cut up and the nuts. Drizzle with your favorite salad dressing and serve with a nice hunk of bread and you are good to go.