This sweet and savory Strawberry Cobb Salad makes a delightful weeknight dinner, or serve it buffet-style for a beautiful dish perfect for summer entertaining!
We always get excited when strawberry season arrives! We just adore the fresh, sweet flavor of sun-ripened berries! They’re so versatile and can brighten up virtually any dish from grilled meats to sweet treats!
And of course, they’re the perfect addition to summer salads like this beautiful and flavorful Strawberry Cobb Salad! The combination of fresh strawberries with sweet and tangy balsamic lime vinaigrette transforms the classic cobb to a whole new level of yumminess!
One of my favorite things about this sensational ensemble is how simple, yet elegant and satisfying it is, which makes it perfect for entertaining. We had company visiting with us this week, so I decided to serve this scrumptious salad buffet-style and it received rave reviews! Everyone, even the kids (hallelujah), enjoyed this delicious healthy salad!
Another plus – it comes together in a snap with just a little prepping ahead. I made the balsamic lime vinaigrette and boiled the eggs a few days beforehand, since both keep well in the fridge for up to a week. And I also made extra bacon over the weekend and hid it in the freezer (I’m sure I don’t have to explain why?).
The rest of the ingredients are super easy to pull together the day you plan to serve it. And you can opt to grill the chicken just before serving so it’s warm, or grill it ahead of time and rewarm it or serve it cold. It’s totally up to you!
Then it’s as easy as piling all of these amazing toppings onto a bed of mixed salad greens, or setting everything out separately for a delicious make-your-own cobb salad buffet! (By the way, if you make extra like I do, you’ll have a fabulous easy lunch to look forward to as well. Yes!)
If you’re as excited about fresh strawberries as we are, be sure to take a peek at the delicious Strawberry Recipe Round-Up I’m sharing over at The Better Mom. It includes my family’s favorite berry-licious recipes perfect for summer!
P.S. If you’re doing Whole30 and are in search of compliant bacon, we purchase our pastured meats from ButcherBox. Also, there are a couple of compliant brands you may be able to find at your local market, such as Pederson’s, Wellshire Farms and Naked Bacon. (Just be sure to check labels.)