Cobb Salad with Ham {& Dressing} Recipe

I just love breaking the tortilla shell and dipping it into this yummy Cobb Salad with ham and delicious dressing. Easy to make and so delicious. 

cobb salad recipe

Cobb Salad with Ham and Dressing Recipe

cobb salad with ham recipe

Who Invented Cobb Salad?

  • At the end of a long day, Robert Cobb, the inventor of the “Cobb” salad, found a way to combine leftovers in the restaurant kitchen to create his dinner. Basically, the main ingredients are lettuce, bacon, some kind of cheese, some kind of meat, hard-boiled eggs, and an avocado
cobb salad with dressing

What are Variations for Cobb Salad?

  • You can substitute chicken or turkey for the meat
  • Any cheese that you prefer can replace the blue cheese
  • Instead of iceberg lettuce, substitute greens or Romain lettuce

Are you looking for salad recipes? Try some of my other recipes, like:

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Are you ready to make this cobb salad recipe? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…


  • Iceberg lettuce – Chopped
  • Cooked Ham – chopped (you can use chicken breast or left-over turkey from the holidays
  • Bacon – Cooked and crumbled
  • avocado Peeled, Sliced, and chopped
  • Feta Cheese – or – Blue Cheese – whichever you prefer
  • Hard-Boiled Egg – chopped
  • Red onion – chopped
  • Black Olives – chopped
  • Tomatoes – Chopped
  • Flour Tortilla Shell – Burrito size
  • Honey Mustard Vinaigrette – recipe below

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of honey mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • If you really like a sweet flavor add 1 tsp. of honey
Cobb salad recipe and dressing
cobb salad with dressing

Cobb Salad with Ham {& Dressing} Recipe

The best cobb salad with ham and dressing served in a tortilla bowl.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
preparing: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 481cal
Author: Melissa


  • foil
  • Baking Sheet


  • Iceberg lettuce 1 head – Chopped
  • Cooked Ham – 1/2 cup chopped (you can use chicken breast or left-over turkey from the holidays
  • Bacon – 6 strips or more Cooked and crumbled
  • 1 avocado Peeled Sliced, and chopped
  • 1 cup Blue Cheese crumbled
  • 2 large Hard-Boiled Eggs chopped
  • 1 amall red onion – chopped
  • 1 3 oz. black Olives – chopped
  • 1 cup Tomatoes – Chopped
  • 4 Burrito sized Flour Tortilla Shells

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup honey mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • If you really like a sweet flavor add 1 tsp. of honey


  • Start by baking your tortilla shell (at 350 degrees) – Some of you have the nifty tortilla shell pans. I do not have a handy dandy tortilla shell mold, so I rolled some foil into a big ball and placed that on a baking sheet
  • I brushed my tortilla shell with olive oil and placed it over the foil ball. I shaped the shell by making folds into it. I baked it for about 5-10 minutes until the outside was golden then I pulled them off of the foil balls and flipped them over so the inside could crisp up – A few more minutes
  • Prepare your Vinaigrette by mixing all of the ingredients together – whisk until creamy
  • Once your shells are out of the oven – place one on each person’s plate, fill with lettuce
  • Start making rows of the chopped ingredients – bringing it all the way to the edge of your plate
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the ingredients


  • If you have leftover dressing and ingredients, make a sub sandwich for lunch the next day. It’s so good!
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 481cal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 1mg

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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