A Cobb salad may very well be the perfect meal. It delicately balances greens and vegetables with meat and additional proteins leaving any diner satisfied for an afternoon or evening rather than simply being filled for a few hours. Many people have tried to improvise a Cobb salad, however only the traditional is truly a great meal.
The classic Cobb salad will feature a number of vegetables. It typically begins with a beautiful base of watercress lettuce. This type of lettuce is has a pepper tasting quality that prevents the salad from being boring while perfectly complementing the toppings. Some chefs may use a combination or iceberg and romaine, however watercress is a far superior choice.
The additional components are the aspects that truly bring the salad to life. You are likely to find vegetables such as diced tomatoes and diced avocados. Proteins will come in the form of pieces of ham or bacon alongside hard-boiled eggs. Gourmet cobb salads will often use blue cheese or Roquefort, however people who do not enjoy such cheeses will often use shredded cheddar cheese. And, finally, fresh chives are often sprinkled on the top and served with a balanced sweet and sour Dijon and Worcestershire vinaigrette.
About Zia Diner:
The Zia Diner is a true Santa Fe icon, now celebrating 25 years as a part of this community. Serving upscale, down home comfort food, the Zia Diner serves updated renditions of diner classics – think Green Chile-Pinon Meatloaf – along with an eclectic menu of southwestern and international comfort food. This high-energy restaurant and bar prides itself on its professional and friendly service and exceptional food. The Zia uses grass-fed, additive-free beef, free-range and additive-free chicken and eggs, and local, organic, fair-trade Agapao Coffee. Their bread is delivered daily from Fano Bakery in Albuquerque. All pies, cakes, cookies and pastries are baked from scratch in their kitchen.
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