Cobb Salad with Homemade Croutons

Cobb Salad with Homemade Croutons is the perfect salad recipe! Made with hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and a creamy lemon dijon dressing … this simple salad is both delicious & filling. It can be enjoyed on it’s own or with some extra protein like grilled chicken or shrimp. Either way you’ll love!


  • 1 head of romaine
  • 3 cups bread cubes, packed (french baguette)
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • about 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp warm water
  • salt & pepper


  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start by making the croutons.  Cut the french baguette into about 1/2 inch cubes.  Measure out 3 packed cups.
  3. Spread the bread cubes on a baking tray and mix with 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Spread evenly.  Bake for about 12 minutes.
  4. Next make the hard boiled eggs.  Place two eggs in a small pot and cover with water.  Bring the water to a boil and once boiling, cover and turn off the heat.  Keep the eggs covered for another 8-10 minutes depending on how you like your boiled eggs.  Then place in an ice bath for another 10 minutes.
  5. Then cook the bacon slices according to the package instructions.
  6. Lastly, make the lemon dijon dressing.  Simple combine the 1/4 cup of olive oil, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, dijon mustard, honey, warm water, and salt & pepper.  Combine evenly.
  7. Then assemble the salad by dividing the ingredients between two servings.  Start by adding romaine to the bottom of a bowl.  Then add the tomatoes, blue cheese, hard boiled egg, bacon, homemade croutons (you will most likely have some leftover!), and the lemon dijon dressing on top.
  8. Enjoy!

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