Cosi Cobb Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette (Copycat)

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Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, Gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi’s signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.

Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.I’ve been intending to post this Cosi Cobb Salad recipe since the first day back in January! Part of my New Years Resolution for the blog was to share my absolute favorite salad ever. With just a few days until the end of January I am making it just under the wire.
I have to admit when we lived in Washington, DC and I had a Cosi nearby I was ADDICTED to this Cosi Cobb Salad. The dressing is so good I actually lobbied the corporate office begging for the recipe when we moved away from the area only to be told there was no chance I could get a copy of the recipe or order the dressing and have it shipped to me.Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing. The Cosi Cobb Salad uses the same Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette that was made famous in the Cosi Signature Salad they serve with grapes, nuts, cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese. So when I realized I couldn’t get the original dressing no matter how much I pleaded I set out to make my own. It didn’t take a lot of research/experimenting to figure it out an amazingly spot on version was readily available online via Michelle from Brown Eyed Baker!

The dressing is so easy to make, all I had to do was put the ingredients into a mason jar and shake for 20 or so seconds until it was all combined.Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing. This salad took me back to my awesome memories of DC. The only piece I needed to complete the meal was the awesome Cosi flatbread that you get with your salad. Or as I remember it the awesome two pieces you get and on lucky days they don’t charge you for the second piece!
Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing. Oh hey there Cosi Flatbread… nice to see you again. Want the recipe for the flatbread? Check back in tomorrow 😉

Recipe

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Cosi Cobb Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette (Copycat)

  • Yield: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
A delicious Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more. Topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette that they also use in the signature salad.

Ingredients

  • 3 grilled chicken breasts , cubed
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 2 large vine tomatoes , cut into 1" cubes
  • 4 eggs , hard boiled and chopped
  • 2 scallions , chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 11 ounces mixed , greens, I used one large tub from my grocery store
  • 1 medium shallot , minced (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar (if you can't find sherry vinegar, substitute red wine vinegar)
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a small mason jar or in a bowl add the shallot, garlic, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, sherry vinegar and olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  2. If you used a mason jar just shake it for a good 20-30 seconds.
  3. Layer each salad with a quarter of the remaining ingredients.
  4. Serve with Cosi's signature super secret flatbread or some crusty baguettes.

Recipe Notes

Salad dressing adapted from Brown Eyed Baker. I've had a bit of a blog crush on her for years. 🙂

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 , Amount per serving: calories

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Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.

Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.

Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.

Cosi Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, eggs, gorgonzola and more topped with Cosi's signature Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette dressing.

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Comments

  1. This sounds awesome. I have never heard of Cosi, but when we are in DC in April I want to go check it out now.

  2. I love to try copy cat recipes. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  3. Oh my goodness, I can’t wait for that flatbread recipe tomorrow. I mean, that salad looks amazing, but add in the flatbread. YUMMY… Thanks for sharing.

  4. I am a huge fan of really rich salads like this. The flavors of bacon and chicken pair so well together with cheese.

  5. i just copied your recipe for Peruvian lomo saltado will do it this week….looks so good. You say thr spicy green aji sauce is wonderful but i cant find it!!!!! I really want to make it…help please

    1. I ended up making it myself. I added the iceberg lettuce, jalapeno, mayonnaise, lemon juice, ½ head of cilantro and ¼ teaspoon salt to the food processor and combine until completely smooth (all ingredient measurements are in the ingredient list). Let sit for a few hours in the fridge if you can. The sauce will begin to separate after a few days, so don’t make too much at once. Hope you enjoy!