Off-the-“Cobb” Salad with Seared Chicken, Summer Squash & Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette
Legend has it that Cobb salad – made with chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes and bacon – originated at the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, when owner Bob Cobb went foraging through the kitchen for a midnight snack. This salad was created in a similar spirit, using what we can find around us in the South at the peak of summer. Sweet corn and summer squash at their peak don’t even require cooking. Their crunchy sweetness play perfectly off tender lettuce.