Basic Cobb Salad

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    The Brown Derby restaurant, which opened its doors in 1929, was as famous a part of Hollywood's golden age as Mann's Chinese Theater or Schwab's drugstore. It was a meeting place and hangout for such stars as Cecil B. DeMille, the Barrymores, and Rudolph Valentino, as well as many Hollywood hopefuls. According to legend, the Brown Derby made a lasting contribution to American cuisine when its manager, Bob Cobb, fixed a late-night meal from leftovers he found in the kitchen, including chicken, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs. He placed them on a bed of lettuce, drizzled them with dressing, and single-handedly invented the Cobb salad. Like the Caesar salad, the basic Cobb has inspired countless variations, including this delicious version.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 pound thick-sliced bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 small head romaine, (about 5 cups), washed, spun dry, and torn into bite-size pieces
    • 1 medium bunch watercress, leaves and 1-inch stem, washed and spun dry
    • 1 pound roasted turkey breast, sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • 1/4 pound Maytag blue cheese, roughly crumbled
    • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, thinly sliced
    • 1 medium tomato, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
    • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced
    • 1 medium Hass avocado, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped chervil
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 329 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 23 g 36.06%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 34.22%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 70 mg 23.37%
    • Sodium: 280 mg 11.67%
    • Calcium: 121 mg 12.13%
    • Potassium: 367 mg 10.49%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.89%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 26 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 9.39%
    • Vitamin C 9.38%
    • Vitamin D 0.99%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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