This Paleo Cobb salad is packed with simple and fresh protein, veggies, and healthy fats for a delicious and easy Whole30 lunch or dinner!

Cobb salad, meet Paleo Cobb Salad.

Paleo cobb salad with balsamic vinegar

Who doesn’t love a good Cobb salad?! It used to be one of my favorite love bacon. Like love it). But for those who are on the Whole30 train, a Cobb salad might seem not doable.

But let me tell you, it totally is. Especially with this paleo Cobb salad!

Paleo cobb salad undressed in a white bowl

This is a dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free (weird to say that, but normally there’s sugar in bacon!) take on the traditional Cobb salad! Now I could have done a dairy free ranch dressing to go with it, but funny enough, I actually like my paleo Cobb salad with balsamic vinaigrette (just a blend of balsamic vinegar and olive oil with some herbs!).

Another part of this paleo Cobb salad that makes it out of this world is using soft-boiled eggs instead of hard-boiled. I don’t know about you, but I love jammy eggs (as you can see, they’re quite popular on Instagram!

side shot of Paleo Cobb salad

To make a soft-boiled egg, you simply boil the water, reduce it to a simmer, and place the egg gently into the pot. Let it sit covered on simmer for about 7 minutes to 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Then quickly remove it from the hot water and place it into an ice bath. Once cool, peel the shell, and enjoy!

Now you can’t have a Cobb salad without bacon in my opinion, but a Paleo Cobb salad that’s also Whole30 compliant would require sugar-free bacon. Thankfully, there are many brands these days that check that box (just check the Whole30 site for a list of approved brands), so I simply cooked 2 strips of turkey bacon to chop up onto the salad! You can also use regular bacon if you’d like or any variety if you aren’t trying to strictly follow a prescribed diet (like me!).

Paleo Cobb salad with avocado and balsamic vinegar on the side

Now for added Omega 3’s, I sprinkled in some walnuts! I know traditional Cobb salads don’t include nuts, but I thought because I didn’t add chicken on top (I never have cooked chicken ready to go throughout the week for lunch- although maybe it would be good to buy a rotisserie chicken every once in a while!), it’d be a good idea to get some extra nutrients on this paleo Cobb salad!

And that’s it! Super easy and simple for a quick work-week lunch that you can pack the night before or spend 15 minutes in the morning making if you’re taking it to work! Or if you’re like me and work in the kitchen, it’s just an easy toss together on the spot 😉

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This Paleo Cobb salad is packed with simple and fresh protein, veggies, and healthy fats for a delicious and easy Whole30 lunch or dinner!

Paleo Cobb Salad {Whole30}

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Main Course, Salad

Description

This Paleo Cobb salad is packed with simple and fresh protein, veggies, and healthy fats for a delicious and easy Whole30 lunch or dinner!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup chopped romaine
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 large avocado (sliced)
  • 2 strips turkey bacon (Whole30 Compliant)
  • 1 large hard-boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Organic olive oil
  • 1/4 large carrot
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Either on the stove top or in the microwave, cook bacon strips until crunchy. Chop up and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients except for the balsamic and olive oil.
  3. Pour olive oil and balsamic on top and toss again.
  4. If not eating immediately, wait to dress until ready to eat!