Summer Cobb Salad {AIP, Paleo, Whole30}

This AIP cobb salad is packed with the flavors of the summer with fresh veggies and juicy berries all topped with a fresh grilled steak and tossed in a simple cilantro salad dressing. It’s perfect to make the day after grilling out with leftover steaks.
a big bowl of AIP cobb salad
What’s your favorite thing about summer?
Living in Dubai my favorite thing is getting to spend more time with friends as work schedules are generally less intense and the few people who haven’t left to avoid the heat are more keen to meet up and hang out. The funny thing here is that we, here in Dubai, look forward to the winter in the way that many of you look forward to the summer, because it means that we can be outside and enjoy sunshine and blue skies.

 

Sometimes in the summer I make it back to the States for a couple of weeks. One of my favorite things about visiting the States in the summer (other than seeing my family) is eating all of the salads with berries and other fun toppings. I love that even fast food restaurants have fun salads during the summer, full of flavor and color (albeit not 100% aip compliant, they can be a smart choice if you avoid the sauces and extra toppings).

 

But, I find that as good as those salads are I’m always wishing for something more…can I have some bacon, or avocado, or more berries would be nice. This salad allows you to combine all of your favorite foods and make your salad as colorful and flavorful as you want….more avocado? why not?

Although this salad is named ‘summer cobb salad,‘ it can be enjoyed year around and it will serve to remind you of colorful and relaxed summer days.

AIP cobb salad
If you do a little prep when you come home from the store, this salad can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and is good with either steak fresh off the grill or leftovers from a cookout.

Time for Summer Cobb Salad

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Summer Cobb Salad {AIP, Paleo, Whole30}


  • Author: Bethany Darwin
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Salad

Description

This AIP cobb salad is packed with the flavors of the summer with fresh veggies and juicy berries all topped with a fresh grilled steak and tossed in a simple cilantro salad dressing. It’s perfect to make the day after grilling out with leftover steaks.


Ingredients

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 of a haas avocado
  • 3 TBSP avocado oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Salad Ingredients:

  • 6-8 cups of baby mixed greens
  • 1/2 sweet potato – 1/2 medium sweet potato, baked or microwaved & cut into cubes – or leftover roasted
  • 1 avocado – cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber – cut into slices
  • 4 spring onions – greens only – chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup + large strawberries – cut into pieces
  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 3 slices of chopped bacon – crumbled
  • steak sliced

Steak

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8-12 ounce steak of choice

Instructions

  1. marinate steak in lime juice and salt for at least 10 minutes
  2. bake sweet potato in microwave (or heat up leftover roasted sweet potatoes)
  3. make bacon
  4. make salad dressing – blend all ingredients & chill until ready to use
  5. prep other salad ingredients – cut strawberries, cucumbers, spring onions & avocado
  6. grill steak – grill over a medium heat (grill pan or grill) until desired doneness. I prefer medium well and do this by flipping every minute until it feels done (press the steak with tongs and there should be a slight give, but it should feel firm). Remove from heat and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and adding to the salad.
  7. make the salad – greens, all other prepped ingredients, slices of steak, salad dressing
**This recipe was shared on Phoenix Helix AIP Roundtable


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