A Cobb salad includes hard-cooked eggs and other toppings on a base of salad greens, such as watercress and Romaine lettuce. Common toppings include avocado, tomato and chicken. Many Cobb salads also include onion, bacon and Roquefort or blue cheese.
Cobb salad often features a red-wine vinaigrette dressing, which can be made from scratch. Food Network suggests making the dressing from a base of olive oil, red-wine vinegar and lemon juice. The chef adds Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. After dressing the greens, the toppings are arranged in stripes, starting from the center, for a classic presentation.