Farm-fresh vegetables and fruits scream Cobb salad to me. Add a few smoked shrimp and a great (spicy!) creamy dressing and I’m a happy guy. Any toppings will do, and the more variety, the better.
The spicy shrimp and cool, but still spicy dressing really go well with the coolness of the vegetables and the pop of the cherry tomatoes. There’s no point in having a boring salad.
I think artichoke hearts (and hearts of palm for that matter) should be a required ingredient in every Cobb salad. And shrimp. The shrimp don’t have to be smoked, of course, but that smoky flavor really changes up a salad.
Also try my grilled shrimp Cobb salad.
Smoked Shrimp Cobb Salad
Your favorite Cobb salad ingredients, I used
- Green leaf lettuce
- Chilled canned small artichoke hearts drained, chopped
- Cherry tomatoes
- Chopped radishes
- Boiled eggs halved
- Diced avocado
- Arrange ingredients on a platter and serve.