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Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad

For anyone who gets tired of lettuce, this Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad has all the tasty low-carb Cobb salad ingredients you love! 

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Is the weather heating up where you are? When it starts to get really hot I pretty much live on salads, and I’ll confess there are times when I get pretty tired of lettuce. Maybe that’s why the idea for this Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad popped into my mind. I proposed it to Jake and Kara when we were having a cooking session, and let’s just say they were skeptical. But then we cut up the ingredients, mixed the dressing, photographed it, and then (always the best part) ate the salad, and they were completely convinced that this was a great summer salad idea!

And please don’t be put off by the word Keto in the recipe title if you’re not following that type of diet. This salad is great for any type of carb-conscious diet, and if you like the ingredients used here you can adjust the ingredients any way you want to make it work for your personal eating plan. You also don’t have to bother with arranging your salad ingredients in rows if you’re just making this to eat for a quick dinner. But if you like chicken, boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese, I bet you’re going to love this salad!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • eggs, hard-cooked and then diced
  • cooked rotisserie chicken
  • avocados
  • bacon, cooked crisp and then crumbled
  • tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • Blue Cheese Dressing of your choice

Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to make this recipe:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. We made perfect hard-cooked eggs while we chopped up the other ingredients.
  2. We started with rotisserie chicken and pre-cooked bacon (both from Costco) which made it easy.
  3. Chop up the chicken, avocado, and tomatoes and crumble the blue cheese and crisp bacon.
  4. By then the eggs should be cooked and cooled; chop them up as well.
  5. Arrange the salad in a glass dish in rows if you want it to look pretty.
  6. I mixed some buttermilk with my favorite blue cheese dressing to make a slightly thinner dressing. (If you’re following the Keto diet you might want to replace the buttermilk with heavy cream, or just use the dressing without thinning it if you prefer.)
  7. Serve the salad with dressing on the side, so people can drizzle on as much as they’d like. And enjoy!

Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

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Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad has all the Cobb salad ingredients you love without the lettuce!


  • 4 eggs, hard-cooked and then diced
  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 2 avocados, diced and tossed with lime juice
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked crisp and then crumbled (We used pre-cooked bacon that we crisped in the microwave.)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Blue Cheese Dressing of your choice (see notes)


  1. Use one of the methods for Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs to cook the eggs while you prep the other ingredients. When they're done, put the eggs into ice water to cool.
  2. Cut up the chicken into 3/4 inch pieces.
  3. Crisp bacon in the microwave for about 1 minutes (for pre-cooked bacon) or cook in a frying pan until crisp, then crumble the bacon.
  4. Cup up enough tomatoes or cherry tomatoes to make 1 cup of diced tomatoes.
  5. Crumble enough blue cheese (or Gorgonzola cheese) to make 1 cup crumbled blue cheese.
  6. As soon as eggs are cool, peel them and coarsely chop.
  7. Arrange the ingredients in rows in a glass serving dish (or just toss together in a bowl if you prefer.)
  8. If you want to thin the dressing, use equal parts purchased blue cheese dressing and buttermilk, milk, half and half or heavy cream. You can adjust it to your own preference, I like slightly more dressing than buttermilk when I make it.
  9. Serve salad with dressing on the side for each person to drizzle over as they eat it.


Add buttermilk, milk, half and half, or heavy cream to thin the dressing if desired.

The highest carb items here are the tomatoes and the avocado, so use less of those if you prefer even less carbs.

This salad was an idea that just popped into Kalyn's head!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 686Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 17gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 7.2gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 44g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad is a good dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including Keto. You can adjust the amounts of the higher-fat ingredients if you want to make it suitable for the South Beach Diet.

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    24 Comments on “Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad”

  1. Like your site

  2. Thank you so much for this. I really hate lettuce in a salad.

  3. Good idea. Lettuce can be kind of tiring. Nice to not have it this time!

  4. So, I was lying in bed last night and I thought, “Would it be weird to have cobb salad for lunch tomorrow, but without lettuce?” Because I have random food thoughts at bedtime. It still sounded good today, but then I still worried it might be weird. So, I asked the googles. And I discovered this page, and now you have forever legitimized cobb salad, no lettuce, for me! Thank you 🙂

  5. I love blue cheese. I’m not a big fan of salads but this one looks tempting. I will defintiely try this one. Thanks for this recipe.

  6. I think this is a great salad recipe. Yeah I’m tired of lettuce too, it seems to be everywhere. Maybe I can let go of it every once in a while.

  7. I don’t tolerate lettuce but really miss salads when it’s hot out, this looks amazing!!! Will definitely give it a try

  8. I do not like blue can I use feta instead in the lettuce free cobb salad

  9. the lettuce is always the last thing I eat when I have a Cobb Salad. Sometimes I skip most of it. So this recipe is perfect, and you’re not wasting lettuce!

  10. Do you mix all ingredients or serve like it is on the picture?

    • You can serve it either way. We served it with the layers as shown; then each person kind of mixed it on their plate before we drizzled on the dressing. But you can also mix all the ingredients in a big bowl to serve.

  11. That looks like a perfect summer dinner salad. Who needs lettuce?!

  12. The blue cheese dressing is the perfect choice for this salad! I was thinking about the dressing before reding the recipe! Perfect!