This spring cobb salad with green goddess dressing gives this classic salad a fresh, vibrant twist. The salad is filled with spring veggies, like radishes, snap peas, and carrots, plus chicken, bacon, herb cream cheese, and honey roasted almonds. It’s then dressed with a creamy, herbaceous, avocado green goddess dressing. 🌷
Spring Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
When Springtime hits, I love a fresh, vibrant salad. It’s the perfect time of year for it – the weather is finally warming up and the spring produce is bountiful.
A cobb salad is one of my favorites, but it can be sort of heavy for the warmer months. So, I put some of my favorite spring veggies to good use and lightened up this salad. It made it more colorful, nutritious, and delicious!
Ingredients for this Spring Cobb Salad
- Romaine lettuce, classic for this salad
- Snap Peas, gives it a nice crunch
- Radishes, sliced thin and provides a peppery bite
- Carrots, which I cut into pretty ribbons
- Chicken, I used a rotisserie and cut it into chunks
- Bacon, because, duh! You need bacon in a cobb salad!
- Herb Goat Cheese, gives it nice tang plus an herbaceous kick that plays well with the spring veggies
- Honey Roasted Almond, in place of croutons because the honey flavor goes well with the spring veggies and adds extra protein plus crunch
The Green Goddess Dressing
Avocado is traditional to the cobb salad. Instead of regular slices of avocado, I used this creamy, healthy fruit in this deliciously addictive green goddess dressing.
The dressing is made with a ripe avocado, fresh herbs, like, cilantro, parsley, and basil, lots of fresh lemon juice, a little agave to balance out the tartness, olive oil for that luxurious creaminess, and finally, a splash of Worcestershire sauce for that umami tang.
This dressing is bright, herbaceous, and creamy, and much healthier than the typical ranch that dresses this salad.
How to serve this salad
With all the colorful vegetables, this salad is a show stopper, so I like to serve it in a pretty serving bowl. That way it shows off all the fresh produce in the salad and makes it screams spring!
Variations to the salad
If you don’t have these particular veggies on hand, you can use whatever fresh, spring-time produce you have on hand.
I do highly recommend keeping the chicken and bacon because these are classic fixings to a cobb salad and the herb goat cheese because it’s creamy, tanginess goes well with the springtime veggies (unless of course you want a vegan/vegetarian options then you can totality omit!).
Also, if you do not have honey roasted almonds, you can use regular almond or any nuts/seeds you have on hand.
Other Spring-time favorites
This spring vegetable & hummus platter is a must make for the season. It contains the best, most flavorful hummus and all the fresh, delicious, produce of Spring.
If you make this platter, please leave a comment below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on my recipes. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or pin it on pinterest, cuz sharing is caring!
Spring Cobb Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
Avocado Green Goddess
- 1 large ripe avocado
- Juice of one medium lemon 2-3 tablespoons
- 2 green onion stalks just the green bottom part
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 4-5 large basil leaves
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teasooon salt
- 1 teaspoon whoreshtire
- 1/4 teaspoon agave
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 2-4 tablespoons water
- 1 head of romaine chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons herb goat cheese
- 1/2 cup cubed chicken breast
- 3-4 slices bacon chopped
- 1/2 cup snap peas
- 2-3 radishes sliced thin
- 1 large carrot cut into ribbons
- Whites of the green onions not used in the dressing sliced
- 1/4 cup honey roasted almonds
- 1/3-1/2 cup dressing
In a small food processor, add all of the dressing ingredients, except, water and blend until smooth. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach you desired consistency. Set aside.
In a large salad bowl, add the chopped romaine lettuce. Top with all the salad toppings and dress with desired amount of dressing. Toss so the salad is well-dressed. Serve and enjoy!