There are times when I like my salad to have some meat to it. Literally.  And this salad fits that bill precisely.

It is filling and flavorful, an easy way to fit in your vegetables and incredibly easy to put together. When I make salads for lunch I need them to keep me satisfied for a few hours and I also need them to come together in a pinch so I don’t spend hours the night before on my lunch. (Someday I’ll start making peanut butter and jelly) The pulled pork came from Brasa, a local rotisserie, and so any part of this salad that would have taken any time was done for me. The rest required a bit of chopping and I was left with an amazing brown bag lunch. :)

Cuban Cobb Salad - 2 servings

  • 10 cups romaine and baby romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet butter pickles, roughly chopped
  • 4 slices smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound pulled pork
  • dijon dressing, see below

Layer all ingredients over lettuce and drizzle with dijon dressing.

Dijon Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey

Whisk all ingredients together.

12 Comments (Reply )

  1. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    Oooh! What a fun salad. I love the pulled pork… and those pickles. Cuban sandwiches are a big favorite in our house. I have to make this salad!


  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    I think that salad sound wonderfully different and delicious, right down to the salad dressing. Yum!


  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    This sound amazing! I love all the flavors you included!!!


  4. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    I can’t STAND peanut butter and jelly! Dan gets stuck with them every once in a while when we run out of leftovers, but I avoid them at all costs!

    Enjoy the salad!


    • Emily
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

      I can’t either, no matter what I do I just can’t make a simple, easy PB & J! Drives me crazy sometimes! :)


  5. Emily
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    That salad looks unreal. I’m obsessed with inventive summer salads. Adding pulled pork – an instant classic!


  6. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    Wow, such an innovative salad! I bet it would be amazing with some yucca – great Cuban flavors!


    • Emily
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

      I’m not really familiar with yucca, what is it like?


  7. kate
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    YUM! this is right up my alley. and brasa is soooooo good.


  8. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    ooooh yeah! i love this salad!


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