Light & Fresh Cobb Salad

Recipe details

Servings: 6
Time: Under 1 hour

This colourful main course salad is a sight to behold and is packed with vibrant and fresh flavours to savour. The Milk marinade helps the chicken grill to moist perfection.


  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 cups (2.5 L) torn Romaine lettuce
  • 8 small tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Sharp Cheddar cheese , shredded or
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian blue cheese, crumbled


  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) drained* plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar or
  • white wine vinegar



  • In a bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, chives, thyme, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Gradually whisk in vinegar.


  • In a shallow dish, pour 1/4 cup (60 mL) dressing over chicken; turn to coat. Let stand for 10 min. Set remaining dressing aside.
  • Meanwhile, preheat barbecue grill to medium or preheat broiler.
  • Place chicken on greased grill and close lid or on a foil-lined baking sheet if broiling (discard any excess marinade).
  • Grill or broil chicken for about 8 min per side or until no longer pink inside.
  • Transfer to a cutting board; let stand for 3 min.


In a large bowl, toss lettuce with 1/2 cup (125 mL) dressing.
* Slice chicken into thin strips.
* Divide lettuce among plates; top with chicken, tomatoes, avocado and cheese.
* Drizzle with more dressing. (Extra dressing can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days.)


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Light & Fresh Cobb Salad

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Nutrition Information

per serving

Calories 291
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fat 14 g
Fibre 5.5 g
Sodium 362 mg
Calcium 275 mg