Waldorf Cobb Salad

- Photo: Hector Sanchez
Photo: Hector Sanchez

This makes a company-perfect sidekick for anything roasted or grilled. The concentrated flavor of an apple cider reduction, plus a shot of sorghum syrup, add rich complexity, not just sweetness, to the vinaigrette.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Yields: Makes 8 servings


2 large Gala apples

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 medium avocados

3 cups shredded romaine lettuce

3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

1 cup loosely packed watercress leaves

1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded white Cheddar cheese

4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

6 thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Spiced Pecans

Cider-Sorghum Vinaigrette

How to Make It

Cut apples into 1/8-inch matchsticks; toss with 2 Tbsp. lime juice. Peel and quarter avocados; toss with 1 Tbsp. lime juice.

Toss together romaine lettuce and next 2 ingredients; arrange on a large serving platter. Arrange tomatoes, next 4 ingredients, apples, and avocado over salad greens. Serve with Cider-Sorghum Vinaigrette.


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