Cobb salad with buttermilk ranch dressing

Cobb salad with buttermilk ranch dressing

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 2
Get three of your five-a-day from this chicken and bacon salad, which can be adapted to use leftover turkey and is packed with protein and vitamins

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal472
  • fat30g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein43g
  • salt2.5g
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  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
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For the dressing

  • 75ml buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk



    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together with some salt. Arrange the salad ingredients separately on 2 plates or a platter, and serve with the dressing on the side.

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14th Jul, 2014
This is a lovely salad. So simple and the dressing makes it. Had cobb salad many times in America and this is definitely the best. Didn't have any buttermilk in so just looked online how to make it.
20th Jun, 2012
This is a really filling salad. I have this a couple of times a week now as it's just so simple, and the dressing you can make in advance and keep in a jar or bottle for the week (I really wouldn't recommend keeping it for longer than 5 days, it goes a bit gloopy).
10th May, 2016
A ranch dressing sounds nice for a change, but can I substitute buttermilk with yogurt? Thanks for your help.
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