This superfood salad puts a spin on the American classic cobb, by swapping just a few ingredients but keeping the flavors you love!
Superfoods get their name for their abundance of nutrients and this salad is certainly packed to keep you going through a busy day. By swapping romaine for spinach adds folate, calcium and iron along with many other nutrients. Swapping pork for turkey bacon gives you a leaner, less fatty protein. With the quinoa into the mix, your body gets more protein and amino acids.
I think of the Cobb Salad as a staple at any diner or American restaurant. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until your next lunch out to get it. With a little preparation this salad could be prepped at the beginning of the week, or made for a special occasion to impress your friends.
If you aren’t used to hard boiling eggs (like me who only does them at Easter), make sure to read my instructions, which I graciously learned from my Julia Child cookbook.
|I buy Shady Brook Farms turkey bacon – its about the cleanest you can get at the grocery for the price ($2.99)|
Superfood Cobb Salad Recipe
Makes 2 Servings (easily doubled)
½ bag of Spinach, about 3 cups
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced in halves
1 medium size tomato
3/4 cup of blue cheese crumbles
¾ cup Turkey Bacon, broken into pieces
1/2 cup of quinoa, cooked
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, to taste
Prepare quinoa, in a medium size pot as directed on package. Prepare hard-boiled eggs (see instructions below). You can also buy them pre-cooked at the grocery store. In a large bowl or serving dish, add spinach, top with hard boiled eggs, tomato, blue cheese, turkey bacon and quinoa. Add avocado just before serving. Top with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, or your choice.
Hard-Boiled Eggs Directions:
1. Lay eggs in a pot and cover with water to cover by about an inch.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Remove from heat and cover pot, and let sit for 17 minutes.
4. Remove the eggs (reserve the cooking water). And chill in a bowl of ice water for 2 minutes.
3. Boil the remaining water while eggs are chilling, and after the two-minute mark, add the eggs back to the boiling water for 10 seconds. (This expands the shell from the egg)
4. Put the eggs back in ice water for about 15-20 minutes.