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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Skinny Summer California Cobb Salad ♥

Here is a repost of a favorite summer recipe of mine.  A healthy version of the traditional california cobb salad..enjoy! ♥

Ingredients ♥
1 head lettuce (any variety)
8 slices turkey bacon
3 eggs, hardboiled and peeled
2 avocados
2 tomatoes (or I like to use the  equivalent amount of cherry tomatoes)
1 ripe pear
1 cup shredded or cubed full cooked chicken 
1/2 cup sliced red onion 
 Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe below)

Instructions ♥
Set a frying pan over medium heat and fry the bacon until crisp (3 – 5 minutes on each side).
While the bacon is cooking, dice the boiled egg, avocados,onions,tomatoes, and pear. Shred cooked chicken as well.
Chop and arrange the lettuce on a large platter.
Drain the bacon on paper towels. When it is cool enough to handle, dice into small pieces.
Arrange the toppings in rows over the lettuce.

Serve with a side of homemade  skinny blue cheese dressing (below).

makes 1 cup... ♥

1/2 cup mayonnaise reduced fat 
1/4 cup sour cream light 
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard 
1/4 tsp  worcestershire sauce 
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1-2 T chopped fresh parsley
1 scallion, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions ♥

In a small bowl, stir or whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, and worcestershire sauce until smooth. Add the blue cheese, garlic, parsley, and scallions, and stir until thoroughly . Season with salt and pepper to taste, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour so flavors can blend together and enjoy! ♥

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