Light & Fresh Cobb Salad

This colourful main course salad is a sight to behold and is packed with vibrant and fresh flavours to savour. The milk marinade helps the chicken grill to moist perfection.

Light & Fresh Cobb Salad

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  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 10 cups (2.5 L) torn Romaine lettuce
  • 8 small tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Canadian old Cheddar cheese or
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian blue cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) drained plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) red or white wine vinegar


  1. Dressing: In a bowl, whisk together Milk, yogurt, chives, thyme, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in vinegar. In a shallow dish, pour 1/4 cup (50 mL) dressing over chicken; turn to coat. Let stand for 10 min. Set remaining dressing aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue grill to medium or preheat broiler.
  3. Place chicken on greased grill and close lid or on a foil-lined baking sheet if broiling (discard any excess marinade). Grill or broil chicken for about 8 min per side or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to a cutting board; let stand for 3 min.
  4. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with 1/2 cup (125 mL) dressing. Slice chicken into thin strips. Divide lettuce among plates; top with chicken, tomatoes, avocado and cheese. Drizzle with more dressing. (Extra dressing can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days.)
  5. Serves 4-6
  6. Tip - To drain yogurt, spoon 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt into a sieve lined with a coffee filter; set over a bowl and cover. Refrigerate and let drain for 4 hrs or up to 1 day. Measure 1/2 cup (125 mL).


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Author: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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