Cobb Salad Boats

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We’re Sailing into the Summer

with Cobb Salad Boats!

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Mini Cobb Salad bites of romaine leaves, with Cobb salad ingredients~ diced or shredded chicken, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, egg, and tomato.

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Topping our boats with

Basil Buttermilk Dressing

and a Basil Leaf Sail!

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Basil Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients

Makes about 1 cup, or 4 to 6 servings

1 small garlic clove

Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Mince garlic and mash to a paste with salt using a heavy knife.

Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, basil, and garlic paste in a small bowl. Chill, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.

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To keep our boats from capsizing, I used half a grape tomato under the boats and moored :) them with a toothpick!

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Wishing You Smooth Sailing. . .

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and Calm Seas as You

 Sail into Summer!

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  33 comments for “Cobb Salad Boats

  1. Sandi Lee
    May 28, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Looks wonderful after all the heavy BBQ food over the weekend-cool, light and refreshing and lovely!

  2. May 28, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Your pictures are beautyful and the cobb salad sounds delicately!

  3. May 28, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Oh I just love this! I love it so much, in fact, that I pinned it to my sneaky secret board so my future guests won’t copy it before I have the chance to do it. Ha!

  4. May 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Wow- very cool! Not only is your presentation awesome but the salads look and sound delicious!

  5. Peggy Thal
    May 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Looks beautiful and delicious. Love the boat design. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Cheryl
    May 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Your photos are so beautiful and your salad looks so inviting. What a refreshing invite into summer!

  7. May 28, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I love Cobb Salad. These boats are wonderful, Mary.

  8. May 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Too cute! Kids would love that, its a great way to get them to eat their greens…lol

  9. PauLa
    May 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

    ~Mary~
    Looks wonderful !!! where did you find the cute toothpicks?
    Paula
    In.

    • May 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Paula! World Market :)

  10. May 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I want to come live next door and I will help you with all these delightful ideas, just so I can partake:):) You are the most creative person. The salad sounds fabulous after EATING so much this weekend!!! XO, pinky

  11. May 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Oh I am wild over these!!! After so much sugar I finally crave salads and you hit me on a good day! Darling darling darling! At the beach now in 3 layers, jeans and a blanket, welcome to ca summer fun! I will save the salad for the heat of home, here you crave hot heavy winter food all summer… Another ship shape picture perfect post~

  12. linda kemp
    May 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    These are beautiful and perfect for a low-carb meal.

  13. May 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    So darling and scrumptious looking. I relate with Pinky and would like to be your friend and get invited to sample your great dishes. So pretty I would feel like royalty.

  14. May 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

    You put a big smile on my face…these salad boats are so darn cute!!!…Have to make those!!!…You are incredibly creative Mary!!

  15. carolyn ericson
    May 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Mary, these are too cute and I know they are delicious as well. Will try!

  16. May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Perfect start for a summer lunch…lovely salad and photos, Mary!

  17. May 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Oh my, oh my, I could not resist pinning your Cob Salad Boats recipe to my Recipes Board on Pinterest! Your truly an inspiring lady as I love what I see in the variety of recipes you share but mostly your photography is very inspiring as well! I will be back to visit! Thanks for sharing!

    Warm regards,
    Karla

  18. May 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I saw those picks the other day and thought hmmm, I know I want those but I don’t know why~and voila, you have shown me, basil leaf sails of course! Too clever Mary, so adorable! I can’t wait to try that basil salad dressing, sounds divine. Your presentation is so elegant yet so much fun~your post is full of lots of eye candy as always, so enjoyable!
    Jenna

  19. May 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    How clever!! I love these Mary ~ nice job!!

  20. May 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Brilliant once again. I could set sail with that salad.

  21. May 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Your salads look great Mary, love the ‘mooring’ idea! We’re still waiting for some warm weather here, a rainy 60 degrees today and they say in the 90’s for the rest of the week! Guess we’ll jump right into summer:@)

  22. May 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Oh, yummy! I love love love cobb salad!!! These will certainly be on my table this summer! And the addition of basil to the buttermilk salad dressing. I bet the salad tastes even better when they are served up in a darling lettuce boat! Thanks for sharing at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  23. May 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Such darling creations…almost too pretty to eat! I love your clever *anchors* as well as the basil sails. Where do you come up with all these wonderful ideas??? ~~Rettabug shakes her head in utter amazement~~

    I hope you have some lovely weather on the lake this weekend. We need to get outside before it gets too hot & we’re stuck indoors again.

    Hugs,
    Rett

  24. June 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    You little boats are so cute, Mary ! I love a good Cobb salad and this is such a clever way to serve it.

    Taking me a while to catch up since we had our grandsons this weekend, I’ll need a couple if days to recoup :).

  25. June 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This is so cute. I shared it on http://www.facebook.com/artseashop for my fellow followers to see! Love your site!

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