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Cobb SaladA Healthier Cobb Salad

I’ve shied away from Cobb salad in the past because I didn’t want to ingest all of the “junk” that is typically found in processed meats.  But thanks to consumer demand, there are better choices on the market today.  For example, the simple truth brand of lunch meat available at Fred Meyer offers ham and turkey raised with no antibiotics, added hormones, or added nitrates  (*except for those nitrates naturally occurring in sea salt and celery juice powder).   And Hempler’s makes an uncured bacon with similar properties.  As always, all things in moderation.  But if you love Cobb salad, you now have some better options!


 8-10 cups torn lettuce (Romaine or iceberg)
1-2 large tomato, chopped
1-2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and chopped
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (Hempler’s brand)
1, 7-oz package simple truth Uncured Black Forest Ham, cut in strips
1, 7-oz package simple truth Oven Roasted Turkey, cut in strips
2-4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2-4 TBS crumbled blue cheese

Salad dressing of your choice


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve.  Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, top the lettuce with rows of each of the ingredients for a fancier look!  Serve as is or with a side of crusty Sourdough bread with butter or olive oil.  Eat without distraction (like the TV) and enjoy!