Cobb Salad With Blue-Cheese

chelsea8611 Registered Posts: 2 New contributor 🐸
Cobb Salad With Blue-Cheese

We lightened a salad superhigh in fat , calories, and sodium.

Colleen Sullivan, beauty and fashion editor, loves Cobb salad: mixed salad greens, chicken, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, blue-cheese crumbles, and blue-cheese dressing.

Colleen likes the contrasts in a classic Cobb—creamy, crunchy, tangy, and smoky—all in one meal. But it comes at a cost: The salad is superhigh in fat, calories, and sodium. Here’s how we lightened it and still kept the flavor.


Order 11?2 tablespoons (that’s two slices, or half the usual amount) and use yor fork to spread it around your salad, so you get more of the savory, smoky flavor.

You save: 115 calories, 9 g fat


Get 3 tablespoons (half the normal serving) and cut it into smaller chunks, so you get a creamy piece in every bite.

You save: 67 calories, 6 g fat

Blue-cheese crumbles

Skip them—you’ll still get great flavor from the dressing. “Most people don’t realize how high in saturated fat cheese is,” Blake says. “If your salad is covered in cheese, you’re not doing yourself any favors.”

You save: 150 calories, 12 g fat

Blue-cheese dressing

Use 2 tablespoons, which is half the usual amount of dressing, and you’ll still get the piquant taste of blue cheese throughout the salad.

You save: 140 calories, 14 g fat

Mixed salad greens

Ask for extra lettuce to bulk up the salad. You’ll be satisfied on a psychological level if the bowl looks full, Blake says. Plus, because lettuce has fiber and water, it fills you up without filling you out.

You add: 8 calories, 0 g fat

Before* Skinny Version

Calories 926 /462

Fat 70 g (22 g saturated) /29 g (7 g saturated)

Sodium 1,914 mg / 712 mg

*Nutritional analysis is based on typical meal-size salads at chain restaurants.


  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
    Colleen likes the contrasts in a classic Cobb—creamy, crunchy, tangy, and smoky—all in one meal. But it comes at a cost
    Would that be calculated using absorption or marginal costing?

    And why is this crap being posted in an accountancy forum?
  • crispy
    crispy Registered Posts: 466 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    Yes, but has the above budgeted for wastage and normal/abnormal losses from the process - and what is the opportunity cost in buying the meal ready made instead of cooking it??

    Can't wait for the next recipe, it's obviously really handy when studying for accounting exams :confused1:
  • Froggity
    Froggity Registered Posts: 21 New contributor 🐸
    Who's Blake?:huh:
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