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Vegetarian Cobb Salad

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This tasty vegetarian Cobb salad is a delicious healthy dinner recipe for Meatless Monday, featuring chickpeas and coconut bacon.



For the vinaigrette

  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (vegetarian or vegan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

For the Cobb salad

  • 1/2 cup coconut bacon
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 ounce blue cheese crumbles


  1. In a small bowl, vigorously whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper until a creamy emulsion forms.
  2. Make the coconut bacon.
  3. Make the hard boiled eggs according to the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs, Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs or Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs methods.
  4. Drain and rinse the chickpeas; in a small bowl, mix them together with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  5. Wash the lettuce and chop it into bite-sized pieces. Slice the tomatoes. Thinly slice the green onions. Chop the avocado. Slice the eggs into wedges.
  6. To serve, place greens on a plate or in a bowl. Top with eggs, tomatoes, onions, avocado, chickpeas, blue cheese, and coconut bacon. Drizzle with dressing and serve.


Preparing the coconut bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and/or dressing in advance are big time savers. Store leftover coconut bacon in a sealed bag in the freezer; it thaws in seconds.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cobb Salad, Vegetarian Cobb Salad, Healthy Dinner, Vegetarian, Dinner Recipes, Hard Boiled Eggs, Coconut Bacon