Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Monday, June 25, 2012

Garden to Salad...Butter Crunch Lettuce Cobb Salad

Pick one fresh butter crunch lettuce head (or buy lettuce at the market).  Rinse three times in clean water in a clean sink and spin dry.  Tear into bite-size pieces.
Cut up tomatoes, eggs, avocado, bacon, carrots, smoked chicken, cukes, snipped chives and snow peas.  Throw in a tiny bit of blue cheese and layer all with the lettuce.  Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  Toss with Brown Derby Dressing.

Brown Derby Dressing
(from the original Brown Derby restaurant...the inventors of the Cobb salad)

½ cup of red-wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ teaspoon of granulated sugar
1 ½ cup of mild tasting salad oil (canola)
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
½ teaspoon of dry mustard
1 clove of garlic, minced

Mix and refrigerate several hours before serving.


  1. Love cobb salads. I actually had a lobster cobb salad yesterday at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville!

  2. Mouth is watering! Love Cobb Salad and yours looks delicious!

  3. Yum -- and fresh from the garden -- it looks awesome!

  4. Your butter crunch lettuce looks great! I am about to plant more lettuce and I have never tried butter crunch, I will give it a go.. Great looking salad, maybe you should come cook for me...:)

  5. I really love Cobb salad and yours looks delicious! Love a salad that you can really sink your teeth into:)