Cobb Egg Salad – loaded with all the flavors of cobb salad and delicious in a sandwich or all on its own! Perfect for lunch with friends or a picnic at the park, this recipe takes egg salad to a whole new level!
Have I ever told you about myself growing up, and how much I LOVED school? It’s honestly a little hard to believe, looking back, just how much I loved it, but school was totally my element. My wheelhouse. My stomping ground. I’m sure it had something to do with being the third child, and seeing my older sisters in school, and being nothing but excited to start carrying my own real backpack and having my own real homework and learning my own real things….(as opposed to all the pretend school I had played at home)….
But whatever the reason, school was just.my.thing. And I was good at it! And from time to time, I got rewarded for it. I’ll never forget, in second grade, how we earned points in class toward bigger rewards. And how, every single time I was ready to “cash in” my points, I chose the exact same thing: lunch in the classroom with my teacher. Now, I know you may be wondering what the big deal was about having lunch in the classroom with your teacher. Well, let me tell you, it was a big deal! Because not only did we get to eat with her, but SHE MADE OUR LUNCH FOR US! And better yet? She took special requests.
I’m guessing most other kids in my class didn’t choose lunch with the teacher as their prize. No, they were probably more likely to choose an “actual” prize from the treasure box. And I’m guessing those that did typically requested something simple like pb&j or ham & cheese. But me? I wanted something different. Something memorable. I chose egg salad.
I have to laugh, looking back, at the thought of my teacher going through all the trouble of boiling and peeling eggs, and making them into egg salad (time after time, I might add) just for my sandwich. Oh, to be a kid. But seriously, who can blame me? Egg salad is delicious! One of my favorites to this day! Especially when it’s all jazzed up like this Cobb Egg Salad, loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, and ranch dressing. It packs a serious flavor punch and is *perfect* for summer lunches, picnics, or parties. And best of all? It’s a choice you can feel good about. And even better about when you use Phil’s Fresh Eggs.
Have you heard of Phil’s Fresh Eggs? It’s a family run, second generation, cage-free egg production facility based in Forreston, Illinois, committed to producing and selling humanely raised eggs. I love their eggs, not just because they come from healthy, happy chickens, but because they taste better! Plain and simple. Which makes for better tasting Cobb Egg Salad. Each and every time.
- 6 Large Phil's Fresh Eggs, hard boiled and peeled
- 4 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped
- ¼ c. diced grape tomatoes
- ¼ c. chopped arugula
- ¼ c. finely shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ c. crumbled blue cheese
- 4 Tbsp. mayo
- ½ tsp. dry ranch dressing mix
- Chop eggs; add remaining ingredients and stir gently until mixed.
- Enjoy in a sandwich, with crackers, or all on its own!