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Cobb Salad with creamy lemon basil dressing

An absolute staple for me when I want to keep carbs low, but enjoy JUST enough good, hormone-healthy fats.  Also a great one to double or triple when you're entertaining.  Line everything up on a large platter to wow your guests!
5 from 2 votes
Author Lillie
Course Salad
Cuisine Fresh
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 355 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!


For the salad

  • 250 g lettuces I do half mixed greens and half romaine, chopped
  • 60 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 40 g avocado chopped
  • 25 g sweet bell pepper diced
  • 1 slice bacon I use the precooked from Costco for ease!
  • 1 hard boiled egg chopped
  • 1/2 oz 14 g reduced-fat blue cheese (I find the Treasure Cave® brand at Stater Bros.®)
  • 15 g red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup 50 g homemade creamy basil buttermilk dressing (recipe below)
  • Fresh basil chopped
  • Plenty of course salt and fresh cracked pepper

Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing (2 Tbs (30 g) of dressing= 24 cal/1f/2.3c/1.9p)

  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbs 30g white balsamic vinegar (or sub champaign vinegar or even apple cider.)
  • A big handful of fresh basil 20 g
  • 2 cloves of garlic or frozen cubes
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 a small avocado 40 g
  • 1/2 tbs parmesan 20 g
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 30 g
  • 1 tsp honey 7 g
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper



  • This makes about 490 grams of salad.  That's big but I eat the whole thing with some added protein for a meal. Feel free to double it for the family to use as a side and log your portion in grams off of My Fitness Pal.  I've pre-loaded it by grams to provide that option! But the macros below are for this entire bowl if you don't want to bother weighing your final portion.
  • To log this exact salad in My Fitness Pal, search "Lillie Eats and Tells Cobb Salad with Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing". If you eat one recipe you can log the whole 490 g serving. But you can also double or triple it for a crowd and log whatever portion of it you take. You can also search and log the dressing for when you want to add more or use it later. "Lillie Eats and Tells Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing".


Serving: 1whole salad (490 g)Sodium: 630mgFiber: 8.3gCalories: 355kcalFat: 18.4gProtein: 23.4gCarbohydrates: 25g
Keywords avocado, bacon, basil, blue cheese, buttermilk, cherry tomatos, Cobb, creamy, dressing, lemon, red onion, salad

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