Easy Cobb Salad – WLS Recipes

Steph Wagner

April 18, 2016

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Easy Cobb Salad


WLS Recipes

Easy Cobb Salad - WLS Recipes

Say hello to my latest favorite recipe. I think I’ll make it again this week! I’ve always loved the flavors of a great cobb salad. The one at Panera is one of my favorites and this easy at home version totally fits the bill!

Not all bariatric patients do well with salad. While it’s approved for (my) patients past 6 weeks post-op, it’s still important to take it very slow with small bites. Some patients do just fine with lettuce while other have to stick to less “fluffy” vegetables and more crunch peppers or soft green beans.

If you’ve have Gastric Bypass, Sleeve, Band or Duodenal Switch surgery be sure to focus on the protein sources of the salad first. You can always add additional protein toppings like boiled eggs or turkey bacon, although this “basic” recipe skips those in order to keep the name EASY in the title :) Although I love both of those toppings! Take two bites of protein to every one bite of vegetable or avocado to ensure you’re not only getting protein in your diet but will have better hunger control throughout the day.

Easy Cobb Salad - WLS Recipes

Easy Cobb Salad - WLS Recipes

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked pre-cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 large tomato cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Italian dressing


  • Place lettuce in a salad bowl. Toss will all ingredients except dressing.
  • Drizzle with dressing right before serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4514IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cobb Salad - WLS Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 440mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 4514IU90%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.