Cobb Salad, Revisited

Did anyone out there have an “eat weekend”?

*Raises hand*

My cousin got married this weekend, which means I spent most of the weekend socializing with various family members and…well, eating.

After all of the food, drinks, and wedding cake…it might be time for a salad at least once this week. But let’s not just stick with our normal, boring go-to salad. Let’s take something traditional, and give it a little spin. You know…revisit it.

Cobb Salad, revisited

Let’s take a traditional Cobb salad, for example. Let’s keep the same basic components you would normally find, but give them a  twist.

Let’s use kale instead of lettuce.

Let’s toss our kale in a creamy, Greek yogurt-based Dijon dressing.

Change out the blue cheese for feta.

And instead of a hard-boiled egg…you know we need to get a poached egg all up in there. The runny yolk? Well, that will just become absolute perfection once it is mixed with the cool, crisp kale and the creamy dressing. Runny yolks for days! Seriously, put a poached egg on just about anything and it’s going to dramatically improve your life.

And above all, keep it easy when you’re recovering from summer wedding season. You’ve already spent too much time contemplating what you wore to each event…no need to over-complicate things now.

Cobb Salad, Revisited

Serves 2 as a main dish, or 4 as a side dish

For the dressing:

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons water

Pinch of salt

For the salad:

1 bunch kale, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces

1 avocado, diced

3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

1/4 cup feta cheese

2-4 poached (or fried) eggs (1 per person being served)

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, adding additional water 1 tablespoon at a time to reach your desired consistency.

Just before serving, toss the kale with the dressing. Top with the avocado, bacon, tomatoes and feta cheese. Place a poached or fried egg over each serving; serve immediately, preferably alongside some good, crusty bread.

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