Blue Cheese Olive Cobb Salad

Prep Time: 0 min Cook Time: 20 min
Servings: 3 Skill Level: easy

Classic cobb salad gets an upgrade from briny blue cheese stuffed olives. Arrange the components on a platter and drizzle with shallot mustard dressing for a stunning lunch or casual dinner with friends.



  • 2 Tablespoons diced shallot
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons mild extra-virgin olive oil (or a blend of olive oil and sunflower oil)


  • 1 head romaine lettuce or 2 romaine hearts, torn into bite-sized pieces or coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar Pearls Specialties Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, sliced
  • 4 large eggs, hard boiled, peeled, and sliced
  • 8 ounces thick-cut bacon (about 6 strips), cooked and crumbled
  • 1-2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, stemmed and halved
  • 1 large or 2 small avocados, firm-ripe, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • Flaky salt and coarsely ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisking constantly, gradually pour in the oil.
  2. To make the salad, wash and dry the lettuce and tear it into bite-sized pieces. Toss lightly with some of the dressing and arrange on a large platter or salad bowl.
  3. Top the dressed lettuce with the olives, eggs, bacon, chicken, tomatoes, and avocados. Drizzle with more of the dressing and sprinkle with chives and more pepper. Serve right away.

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