Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

A simple Cobb Salad made with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree

I’ve always loved myself a good cobb salad. It’s like the perfect mix of ingredients sitting on top of a fresh bed of mixed greens. But let’s be honest with each other here, cobb salad is so delicious because it’s topped with yummy, fatty ingredients. At the end of the day though, who’s counting?

We all need a little fat in our diets. Am I right or am I right?

But luckily for us, cobb salad has some of the healthy fats that we don’t need to feel guilty about. There’s avocado, hard boiled egg, and grilled chicken. Of course, you’re more than welcome to add that delicious sprinkle of cheese and bits of bacon that traditionally finish cobb salad.

Whatever suits your salad fancy.

A simple Cobb Salad made with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer -- #glutenfree

Summertime is the perfect season for cobb salads. Which means you should make this today. Like right this second. And let me tell you why.

Aside from all the yummy ingredients, if you’ve never made a cobb salad before, you’re going to be shocked and delighted at how easy they are to make. Just throw your toppings on some greens, drizzle with a little balsamic and that’s it.  Dinner is ready is like literally 5 minutes (unless you have to grill the chicken, which may add another 10). But okay, 15 minutes? Doesn’t get much better than that!


Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

Yield: 1 salad

Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa


  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup steamed sweet corn
  • 1/4 of an avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, grilled
  • 2 strips of cooked bacon (optional)
  • 1 oz crumbled goat or blue cheese (optional)
  • Balsamic vinegar (or dressing of choice)


  1. Place greens on a plate, then arrange toppings however you so choose. Drizzle with the dressing of your choice, mix and enjoy immediately.


This recipe makes one salad, but can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled or how much you need in order to accomodate your family, friends or guests.

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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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One Response to Simple Cobb Salad with Quinoa

  1. Jo says:

    I can’t find quinoa in stores. The bins are empty. My daughter bought red quinoa and threw it out. I’ve noticed the price per pound has quadrupled from the time I first purchased quinoa several years ago. I do love it and I hope you can help me find a source of purchasing it. Thank you, Jo

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