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Layered Cobb Salad Trifle

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This beautiful Layered Cobb Salad Trifle is easy to make and is loaded with hearty protein. This twist on the classic cobb salad is EIGHT delicious layers of lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, homemade dressing, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese and green onions. This is a fun healthy summer salad for a BBQ lunch or dinner gathering, made in less than 30 minutes.

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Trifle bowl with EIGHT delicious layers of lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, homemade dressing, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese and green onions.

Why you’ll love this easy trifle salad recipe

This salad is one that is totally worth all the effort.  All the different layers of this salad combine together well into an absolutely beautiful salad to take to a party.  The EIGHT different layers of this Cobb salad are: lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, dressing, bacon, blue cheese, and green onions.  You could easily add in some diced ham or sliced avocado to add more protein and make it a main dish.

Overhead photo of Cobb Salad in a Trifle Bowl on a peach napkin showing the delicious green onions on the top.

This layered Cobb Salad in a Trifle Bowl looks beautiful and would be a great dish to take to a bbq or gathering.   When ready to serve you can toss it all together with the homemade dressing and voila, you have a colorful and delicious salad.

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Ingredients for Layered Cobb Salad

To make the Cobb Salad Dressing you will need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Milk
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried dill
  • Dried chives
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper

To make the Cobb Salad you will need

  • Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • Chopped, cooked chicken breast
  • Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • Hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Blue cheese, crumbled
  • Green onions, sliced

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How to make Cobb Salad Dressing

To make the Cobb Salad DRessing you mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl – it’s so easy!

How to Layer the Salad

  1. In the trifle bowl, layer the ingredients in this order: lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, dressing, bacon, blue cheese, and green onions.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Layered Cobb Salad in a Trifle Bowl on a pink napkin.

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Other summer salad recipes to try

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Classic Waldorf Salad

This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!

Get the recipe → Classic Waldorf Salad

Trifle bowl with EIGHT delicious layers of lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, homemade dressing, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese and green onions.

Layered Cobb Salad Trifle

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This beautiful Layered Cobb Salad Trifle is easy to make and is loaded with hearty protein. This twist on the classic cobb salad is EIGHT delicious layers of lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, homemade dressing, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese and green onions. This is a fun healthy summer salad for a bbq lunch or dinner gathering, made in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

For the Cobb Salad dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup milk

For the Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
  • 3 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 3 boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¾ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

How to Make the Cobb Salad Dressing

  1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well.

How to Layer the Cobb Salad

  1. Layer ingredients in the trifle bowl in this order: lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, dressing, bacon, blue cheese, and green onions.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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Trifle bowl with EIGHT delicious layers of lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, boiled eggs, homemade dressing, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese and green onions.

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