Cobb Salad Pizza

Cobb Salad Pizza

I know I’ve said it before here, but pizza and salad goes together for me like PB&J – they are meant to be together! I always have to have a big bowl of salad with my pizza. I need the salad to balance out the heaviness of pizza and I love dipping my crust in not just dressing, but the lettuce too! I scoop it all up together and it’s the best thing ever!

Cobb Salad Pizza

So naturally any pizza topped with salad is a win for me. And my favorite salad is the Cobb Salad! I love the toppings – meat, avocado, eggs, bacon, cheese, tomatoes and whatever else you want! In the case of this Cobb Salad pizza I also added broccoli which may not be traditional, but it’s one of my favorite salad toppings.

Oh and just a quick side note- I totally sent Sean to the store to get bacon for this recipe. Then I proceeded to forget to cook the bacon for this pizza. Shhh, let’s not tell him this. But yeah, add bacon too!

Cobb Salad Pizza

To make the pizza itself, I just used refrigerated dough from the grocery store and cut it in half. If you want to make it homemade, this is my homemade pizza dough recipe. I also like to grill the dough for this recipe. It just makes it feel more summer-y I suppose. I grill it on my grill pan, but you can grill it on a regular grill. Or, if you don’t want to grill it, you can always just bake it in the oven the good old fashioned way.

After the dough is basically done cooking, I throw on some cheddar cheese which melts and then top it with the salad. I like to drizzle my own ranch dressing on top rather than mix it in with the salad before serving, but you can do it either way. I also just use cheddar cheese for my Cobb salads because I’m not a fan of blue cheese which is another common Cobb salad topping. Feel free to crumble some on top before serving if that’s your thing!

Grilled Cobb Salad Pizza + glass of white wine = SUMMER!

Cobb Salad Pizza

Yield: 2-3 servings

Cobb Salad Pizza

Cobb Salad Pizza
The Cobb Salad Pizza is the perfect summer pizza! After simply grilling or baking the dough until crispy, the pizza is topped with delicious Cobb salad.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. fresh pizza dough
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups fresh hearts of romaine (or lettuce of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2 tbs. chopped red onion
  • 1 cup diced meat of your choice (grilled chicken, turkey, ham, etc.)
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 of an avocado, diced
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan on medium heat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough until it is about 1/4″ thick. Brush half of the olive oil on one side of the dough and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the oiled side down on the heated grill/pan and grill for about 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. While the first side is face down on the grill. Brush the remaining olive oil and sprinkle with more salt and pepper on the other side. Turn the dough over and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes until browned.*(see note)
  2. Remove the dough off the grill/pan. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly over the top. It will melt as the dough is still warm.
  3. In a bowl, add the eggs, lettuce, onion, meat, tomatoes, broccoli, bacon, and the avocado. Toss to mix.
  4. Distribute the salad evenly over the pizza. Drizzle as much of the ranch dressing (or dressing of your choice) over the pizza as you’d like. If desired, sprinkle additional cheddar cheese or blue cheese on top.

Notes

You do not have to grill the pizza dough if you do not want to. Feel free to bake it in the oven as you would other pizzas.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1/3 pizza plus 2 tablespoons dressing

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530 Total Fat: 35g Cholesterol: 210mg Sodium: 1200mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 33g
Nutrition information can vary greatly for this recipe depending on the exact meat(s) you use, toppings, and dressing. I recommend calculating nutrition information based on your exact toppings and dressing to get a more accurate estimate.

Cobb Salad Pizza

Note: This post was originally posted in 2013 and has been updated with fresh photos and slightly updated recipe!

   

16 comments

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  2. I love your pizza! It looks so good and fresh!!! Your pictures look beautiful!!

  3. Wow this looks fantastic! I love freshly topped pizzas like this. Have you tried a BLT pizza? I have one on my blog that my family loves. :) That is the great thing about pizza.. anything goes and it’s always fun and family friendly. Have a great weekend. ~ Ramona :)

  4. Yes to this! I loooooove that you made it in a grill pan.

  5. I’m sorry, WHAT!! This is genius, PURE genius.

  6. Love that you made this in a grill pan! looks delicious!

  7. Love this salad idea my friend, perfect for summer :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. One of my favorite salads on a pizza? LOVE this idea!!! Now I must convince the hubby that this would make a good dinner!!!!

  9. for as much cobb salad as I eat, I’ve never thought to put it on pizza before! my favorite salad on pizza… i love this Stephanie!! :)

  10. Salad on pizza is was one of my favorite things ever. It is so much lighter then a whole of pile of cheese.

  11. This pizza must be so tasty! I always like to try new combination, and these look perfect!

  12. Salad on a pizza is such a fresh idea! I always love those gourmet pizzas that add a bunch of greens to the top!

  13. This is my kind of salad! Love those big chunks of avocado!

  14. This is so creative, Steph! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  15. Beautiful! I LOVE this idea it looks so good! I also love that Napkin! I am going to share this with my Facebook readers today, as I share a healthy lunch idea with them every day! I will link right to you! <3 well done!

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