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Summer Tomato Cobb Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves 6
Summer Tomato Cobb Salad


½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Juice and zest of one lime
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon spicy mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 turns of the pepper mill

2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup arugula leaves chopped
1 small Belgian endive, chopped
6 Backyard Farms Beefsteak Tomatoes, tops cut off and reserved and tomato pulp removed and diced. Reserve whole tomato shells
1 avocado, diced
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
6 strips cooked bacon crumbled
2 large hard boiled eggs, diced
1 cup cooked and cubed boneless chicken breast or cooked ham
2 tablespoons fresh minced chives
2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley


In a medium size bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients together and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the lettuce, arugula, endive, diced tomato pulp and avocado. Toss gently with half of the dressing. Add the cheese, eggs, chicken or ham, chives and parsley and toss with remaining dressing.

Divide and fill the tomato shells. Replace tomato caps. Serve on individual salad dishes.

Recipe courtesy of Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia