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    Classic Cobb Salad Dressing Recipe

    Published January 15, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    If you are a big salad fan and are looking for a delicious vinaigrette dressing, then this easy to make cobb salad dressing recipe is the perfect option.

    We absolutely love leafy green salads, and while this dressing is a classic cobb salad dressing recipe, it would excellent on just about any salad such as my Shave Brussels Sprout Salad or Green Goddess.

    jar of homemade cobb salad dressing

    Cobb Salad Dressing

    Cobb salad dressing is a basic vinaigrette with hints of mustard and lemon juice.  It is very easy to make and most often calls to be made in a blender or food processor but can absolutely be made in a bowl using a whisk.

    This dressing was made along with the original cobb salad by Bob Cobb who was the owner of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California in the 1930s. While this vinaigrette was created specifically for the traditional cobb salad, you could use it on any greens salad you want.

    Ingredients and Variations

    There are a core group of ingredients for this recipe but there are also some variations and things you could swap out, or even add.  Here are the basics:

    • Red Wine Vinegar
    • Mustard
    • Oil
    • Lemon Juice
    • Garlic
    • Worcestershire Sauce

    The items that can be interchanged and or swapped out are the mustard.  Here’s what you can do:

    • Dry Mustard <-> Dijon, Whole Grain, or English Mustard
    • Oil <-> Olive, Canola, Vegetable, or Safflower

    Things you can add to this recipe to further enhance are:

    • Chopped Shallots
    • Parsley
    • Thyme
    • Oregano
    • Sugar
    • Honey

    How to Make It

    Follow these simple instructions for how to make a tasty cobb salad dressing:

    Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor

    adding oil to a blender

    Pulse on high speed until the dressing is combined and emulsified and serve

    blending a salad dressing in a blender

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: You can make this dressing up to 3-4 days ahead of time.  Keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it and pull out to room temperature, whisk to re-emulsify, and sit for 1 hour before serving.

    How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

    If you do not have a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients except for the oil.  Slowly drizzle in the oil while continuing to whisk until the dressing becomes emulsified.

    jar of mustard vinaigrette with a spoon

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    Let's Cook - Chef Billy Parisi

    Classic Cobb Salad Dressing Recipe

    5 from 1 vote
    If you're a big salad fan and are looking for a delicious vinaigrette dressing, then this cobb salad dressing recipe is the perfect option.
    Servings: 10
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • ¼ cup water
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 2/3 cup salad oil
    • sea salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse at high speed until the dressing is combined and emulsified.
    • Serve or store in the refrigerator.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • Make-Ahead: You can make this dressing up to 3-4 days ahead of time. Keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it and pull out to room temperature, whisk to re-emulsify, and sit for 1 hour before serving.
     
    • How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
     
    • If you do not have a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients except for the oil. Slowly drizzle in the oil while continuing to whisk until the dressing becomes emulsified.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American