Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all.

Whole30 Cobb Salad

I know salads have a reputation of being “boring,” but my favorite meals with the most flavor are hearty salads with all the yummy ingredients. It all depends on what you add to a salad, and it’s important to include some delicious protein, fats, and textures to make them fun, vibrant, and keep you satiated for hours!

Whole30 Cobb Salad Recipe

This Whole30 Cobb Salad is a definitely a recipe that filling enough to be a meal on its own, and you’ll love it if you are a fan of classic cobb salads. It has hard boiled eggs, crunchy bacon, meaty chicken, along with the most refreshing combo of veggies like romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado.

The only thing it doesn’t include is to make it Whole30 and paleo is the blue cheese, but I don’t think you’ll miss it at all. The dressing is simple but adds a ton of flavor without the cheese! BUT, if you are keto and/or you aren’t bothered by dairy, feel free to add it to your liking.

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad

Great for Potlucks and Picnics

This Whole30 Cobb Salad can be made ahead of time and is actually quite portable! It’s especially great during the Spring and Summer, because it’s so refreshing and the great weather makes dining outside so much more pleasant. Plus it’s such a crowd-pleasing recipe!

If you do decide to travel with this Whole30 cobb salad, you do need to make a small change in the recipe to keep it fresh and delicious. Because the lettuce can get soggy once the dressing is on it, just follow the instructions as is without the lettuce. Once you are ready to serve, you can add the lettuce and toss gently before enjoying!

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad

Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all. 
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Egg cooling time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 521kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 6 slices bacon sugar & nitrate free
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced or sliced
  • 3 stalks of green onions chopped



Hard-boiled eggs

  • Stovetop MethodBring water to a boil in a saucepan. Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water gently, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath. Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes. Peel the eggs under cold running water.
  • Instant Pot Method:  Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket or the trivet it came with over the water. Place the eggs on the steamer basket or the trivet. Close the lid, and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing. Cook on high on Manual for 5 minutes, and prepare an ice bath. Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the pressure for slightly soft-centered eggs (like in my photos) or let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes for true hard-boiled eggs. Immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling.


  • Fry bacon slices in a pan over medium heat until even browned and crisp, about 7 minutes.
  • Drain and roughly crumble. Set aside.


  • Place romaine lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  • Top with chicken, eggs, bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Drizzle over the salad and toss together gently before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 518mg 22%
Potassium 712mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 91.1%
Vitamin C 18.9%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


If you are making this ahead of time, follow the instructions but leave out the lettuce until it’s time to serve. 
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14 thoughts on “Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

  1. paleoglutenfreeguy

    I love blue cheese in a cobb but this definitely looks like it doesn’t need it. And the Instant Pot method for boiling eggs is the best! They come out so perfect! Can’t wait to try this.

  2. Linda

    With a good looking salad like this, I will never miss cheese. I love all the ingredients you add here and can’t wait to give this a try!

  3. Andrea

    This recipe is one of my favorites!!! The dressing is AMAZING. It has kept me going during Whole 30 and is one I will continue eating when the 30 days are over.


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