The important thing to remember about this Cobb salad is that the romaine lettuce gets treated differently and with much more care. It needs to be carefully washed, trimmed, drained and stored before cutting, and it should not be chopped into pieces. The whole head can either be cut into 2-3 equal sized cylinders, or the stem end can be cut to unlock the individual whole leaves. It makes for crisper lettuce that is not bruised, and the presentation is more dramatic.
serves 2-3 depending on the size of the head of romaine
Make a vinaigrette with…
You can combine these ingredients all together with the vinaigrette and chopped lettuce if you like, but I prefer a more contemporary or deconstructed approach. A Cobb has some many great ingredients that the arrangements and flavor combinations are endless.