Serve an Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe for an easy luncheon with bacon, eggs, sliced fresh veggies, blue cheese, and Thousand Island Dressing!

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Invite a few friends over for lunch or dinner and serve an Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe.

Gathering everyone together around salad board makes “salad making” so fun and delicious. It’s a great way for everyone to build their own salad with the ingredients that they love. You can also serve a variety of dressings on the board. What used to be the “salad bar” is now the salad board!

Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe

We love this Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe because it’s light and fresh! We also love our Chickpea Cobb Salad Board!

It’s quite lovely to serve a salad this way, especially for a luncheon, and it’s easy to put together! Serve with a fresh Strawberry Lemonade drink!

Ingredients for a Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe

You need standard “cobb” ingredients for this board:

  • Rotisserie chicken, bacon, and hard cooked eggs
  • Butter lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and red onion
  • Roguefort cheese
  • Thousand Island Dressing (you can make your own, or try my Best Thousand Island Dressing!)
  • Avocados, lemon slices, and parsley for garnish

How to prepare the day before:

  1. Get your shopping done the day before. It always makes hosting the next day less stressful.
  2. Boil the eggs. You can use my Soft Boiled Egg method for the perfect eggs! Allow to cool, peel, and keep in the fridge.
  3. Cook the bacon; cool and chop into small pieces.
  4. Arrange the olives, sliced onions, and dressing in a small bowls, cover and store in the fridge.
  5. Pull and chop the rotisserie chicken and place on a large plate.

The day of, it’s easy to assemble the ingredients for this board in no time!

What to serve with a cobb salad

Of course, it depends on the number of guests coming over, but here are a few suggestions for a salad luncheon:

Hot dinner rolls or Hot Herb Bread (with butter, of course)
Broccoli Bacon Cashew Salad
Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
BLT Pasta Salad
Italian Spaghetti Salad

Why serve boards for a meal?

In years past, my entertaining was a little different than it is now. We live a more casual lifestyle now, which I love, and which translates into easy entertaining. I’m also in a different season of my life now.

Dinners in the past were more a grand gesture of love and affection, but there’s one thing that has never changed. The power of delegation! I always planned my menu around guests contributing to the meal, and honestly, that is how you do it when you’re on a budget.

Hosting an entire meal these days is quite expensive!

This is why I love boards: They are casual and fun. Ask your guests to bring the drinks and desert.

Let me just say, the art of invitation is worth it. The effort is always received as the loving gesture it is intended to be.

More cobb salad recipes to try:

Southern Cobb Salad

Bacon and Pear Cobb Salad

Shrimp Cobb Salad Board

Greek Cobb Salad

Come on over, share a meal, let’s dive into each other’s lives and get to know one another!

So follow up with that someone who you discussed getting together with, and actually finish getting that date on the calendar!


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Epic Cobb Salad Board Recipe

Serve on the 26-inch Big Board
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 4 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped
  • 16 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 8 hard-cooked eggs, cooled and cut in half
  • 6 small tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce, chopped or lay leaves down
  • 1 brick Roquefort cheese
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup black olives, drained and sliced
  • 2 cups Thousand Island Dressing, or make your own - LINK
  • 3 large avocados, halved
  • 8 slices lemon
  • Parsley, for garnish


  • On a large prepared board, leave space for a large plate in the center of the board to hold the chicken, sliced eggs, and bacon.
  • In small bowls, place the sliced olives, red onion, and dressing.
  • Around the outside, arrange the butter leaf lettuce (optional to chop it ahead of time).
  • Fill in open spaces for the remaining ingredients. Add lemon slices and parsley for garnish and serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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