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Cobb Salad on a Stick {homemade dressing}

Cobb Salad on a Stick {homemade dressing}

Turn your favorite salad into a fun appetizer or side dish with no clean up!  Cobb Salad on a stick is a healthy and satisfying way to eat your salad!

Cobb Salad on a Stick

Cobb Salad on a Stick

Salad on a StickDid you know there’s actually a day called “National Something on a Stick Day”?  I’m not kidding, you can check it out here.  It’s on March 28.  It’s a food holiday that encourages you to get creative with your meals.  Eating food on a stick is fun and easy, plus~ less clean up!  Perfect for picnics or backyard bbq’s.  

I thought I’d try this out on my kids to see what they thought.  They range in age from 4-11.  Well, as you can imagine, they thought it was awesome.  Maybe on March 28, we’ll have all our meals on sticks. That will challenge my creative ability for sure!  haha!  What ideas can you think of?  French toast?  Crepes? Meat, cheese and pickle sticks?  I’m all about easy and fun.  I’m just hoping it’s warm enough to eat outside on March 28– In the mitten state, not likely.  

We really like salads at our house, and often have them as the main part of the meal.  Cobb salad is perfect for that, you’ve got your protein, your veggies, and dairy all on the same plate.  My favorite way to take a salad up a notch is with home made dressing.  If that sounds daunting, you’ve got to give it a try, it’s really not that hard, and I kind of think, you won’t go back.  They are much more healthy for you. For today’s Cobb salad recipe, we’ll be making Blue Cheese Dressing.  YUM!

We’ll get to the dressing, but for the salad, here’s a couple hints.

  • I used Bibb lettuce (also called butter lettuce), it’s the perfect balance between leafy and crisp.  It was easy to fold without breaking to put on the stick.  
  • Cut the hard boiled eggs in quarters, so you get a nice chunk of white and yolk.  
  • Keep the bacon less than crispy so it doesn’t crumble on you.
  • Multi-colored cherry tomatoes make it fun, but regular are fine too.

For the dressing, it’s yogurt based, so you are getting protein and pro-biotics, not to mention no preservatives!  Plain greek yogurt, garlic, blue cheese, fresh squeezed lemon juice, buttermilk and salt and pepper. Easy, right?  Oh, yeah, and it’s DELICIOUS!  

Salad on a StickEnjoy your Cobb Salad on a stick!  Let me know what creative ideas you have (and be sure to stop by my site, Art from My Table, for more delicious recipes)!  

Cobb Salad on a Stick

Created By Carrie


  • 1 head of Bibb lettuce
  • 4 hard boiled eggs quartered
  • 2 Avocados peeled and diced in large chunks
  • 6 strips of bacon cooked, but not crispy
  • 6-8 slices of deli-style turkey
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • wooden bamboo skewers

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup- 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Juice of half a lemon or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove pressed or minced
  • 4 oz of crumbled blue cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare an assembly line of the ingredients.
  • Start by threading a cherry tomato on a skewer.
  • Add lettuce, turkey, bacon, avocado and egg.
  • Repeat with another layer of ingredients, finish with another cherry tomato.

For the Dressing

  • Mix dressing ingredients together until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, chill if desired.


This is a really flexible recipe. You can add the ingredients in any order, I chose to put the tomatoes on the ends just to secure it well.
I made about 8-10 skewers with these amounts, so if you need more or less, adjust the amounts.
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Coming from the palooza party, what a great idea to put salad on skewers. The dressing sounds delicious.

Thanks! I think homemade is always better. 🙂

Oh, how fun! Why is everything so much more appetizing when it’s on a stick?

No kidding! This could be a great way to ‘trick’ those picky eaters into eating. haha!

These look so apeitizing! What a great idea for a party. Thanks!

So much fun (not to mention how absolutely AMAZING cobb salad is). What is it about making something usual into something unusual that really ramps up the interest for kids? Whatever it is – it works!
Thanks for sharing. Putting this on my March 28 calendar (and now I’ve learned something new today too!).

Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

What a great idea! I had to pin this one! Would love to have you come share at the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

Love this! Great for entertaining! Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

What a super fun idea!! Thanks for sharing with us at #FoodieFriDIY – wanted to pop by and let you know I’ll be featuring your delicious salad this week! Come by and link up again – Happy Wednesday! 😀

Love this idea! I really like salads, too, and this will give me another way to serve them.

It’s all about the presentation, right? 😉

What a fantastic idea! I love the thought of a salad on a stick. I like the dressing too. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing on the Pin Junkie link party. Pinned and shared.

Can not think of a more delicious way to get a little messy! Love it!

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