If you’re wondering what to serve with your cobb salad, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for a cobb salad.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with cobb salad are breadsticks, filet mignon, roast chicken, and garlic butter noodles. For fun dishes, try fried green tomatoes, cheddar biscuits, ebi fry, and flatbread pizza. Try breaded tofu, focaccia, lentil soup, and tempeh bacon for vegetarian and vegan options.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Need to add some carbs to your cobb salad?
Serve it with a side of these delicious breadsticks.
They’re soft and fluffy, giving you a satisfying chew. Plus, each breadstick is brushed with garlic-herb butter, making each bite buttery and oh-so-garlicky.
These fluffy garlic butter breadsticks are highly addictive – a batch won’t last you long.
Elevate your basic, everyday cobb salad by serving it alongside a filet mignon.
A gorgeous sear on the outside, with a juicy, pink middle that’ll melt in your mouth – it’ll be challenging to find a meat-eater who’d say no to a perfectly-cooked steak.
Making this elegant entree at home might seem intimidating, but don’t worry.
Wonky Wonderful’s recipe will walk you through the easiest way to get the perfect filet mignon in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Looking to jazz up your cobb salad?
Skip the fried chicken and serve it with this roast chicken instead.
With this dish, you’ll get beautifully crispy skin, juicy meat, and delectable pan juices.
Prop some roast chicken slices on top of your cobb salad. You can even drizzle on some of the chicken juices for extra flavor.
Use any leftovers of this simple roast chicken to make a chicken salad or chicken pot pie.
Garlic butter noodles
Cobb salad not filling enough for you?
These buttered noodles are a great accompaniment to make your meal more substantial.
They’re a piece of cake to make– you only need six pantry staples and 20 minutes.
These garlic butter noodles have your back when you need a quick carb fix.
Make your cobb salad healthier by pairing it with pan-seared salmon.
Salmon is a great source of omega 3-fatty acids and other nutrients, making it ideal for a nourishing meal.
You can cook salmon in several ways, but nothing comes close to the simple delight you get by pan-searing it.
Jessica Gavin’s recipe suggests finishing your pan-seared salmon with a delicious lemon garlic sauce.
You won’t regret making this rosemary focaccia.
It has a soft, fluffy crumb and that classic flavorful, chewy crust everyone loves.
Another great thing about this bread is it’s naturally vegan.
So, whether you’re making a standard cobb salad or a plant-based rendition, this rosemary focaccia is an excellent accompaniment.
If you’re making a vegetarian cobb salad, beef it up with a serving of protein-packed breaded tofu.
It’s an excellent, accessible alternative to fried chicken breast.
It won’t taste exactly the same, but you’ll still get that satisfying crunch and meaty texture to your salad.
Make meatless Mondays tastier with this simple yet addictive breaded tofu recipe.
Who says vegans can’t enjoy bacon?
This tempeh bacon is extra crispy and filled with umami goodness, without meat and dairy products.
And the best part?
It’s a straightforward process. Slice your tempeh and infuse the tempeh slices with savory, smoky flavors, then bake for about 40 minutes.
Chop your tempeh bacon and serve it over your vegan cobb salad (or regular one – it’s that good!).
Pita bread is readily available in grocery stores, but would you believe how easy it is to make at home?
You just need five ingredients and some patience – but fret not! Most of the cooking time is spent waiting for the dough to rise.
Fried green tomatoes
Add a fun twist to your cobb salad with these crispy fried green tomatoes.
This recipe is unlike any run-of-the-mill version. It features thinly sliced green tomatoes seasoned and dredged before frying.
Crispy, chip-like tomatoes with a mellowed-out tangy taste.
These Southern fried green tomatoes are an excellent addition to your cobb salad.
Fig naan flatbread
Interested in trying something new with your cobb salad?
Serve it with a side of this fig flatbread pizza.
This dish tastes as good as it looks.
The figs, goat cheese, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar combine to give you a delicious sweet, salty, and tangy flavor combo.
It only takes 25 minutes to whip up this fig naan flatbread.
This show-stopping pork tenderloin is the perfect main dish for your cobb salad.
You’d think a gorgeous centerpiece like this requires laborious work, but this recipe is the opposite.
The pork is cooked in a slow cooker, so you can let it work its magic once the prep is done
About five hours later, you’ll have a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth garlic balsamic pork tenderloin.
Want to add more protein to your cobb salad?
You can’t go wrong making this protein-rich ebi fry.
This dish features dredging your shrimp in an egg and flour mixture before being coated with breadcrumbs.
This results in extra crunchy shrimp that are impossible to resist.
Check out the full Air Fryer Ebi Fry Recipe here.
Soups and salads are a classic pairing.
So it’s a no-brainer to serve your cobb salad with a piping hot bowl of soup, like this rustic seafood soup.
Aside from the various seafood, the flavorful broth makes this soup fantastic.
It’s light and creamy, with a subtle smokiness, courtesy of the paprika.
A serving of this rustic seafood soup is guaranteed to warm you up and make you feel cozy.
Thinking of a plant-based soup to go with your vegan cobb salad?
Look no further than this lentil soup.
It’s a straightforward dish loaded with protein and fiber.
Lentils take on flavor so well that you can season them with anything. But I prefer warm spices like cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika.
Head to The Cozy Apron for this tasty, cozy lentil soup recipe.
Your traditional buttermilk biscuits are made even more delicious with the addition of cheddar and chives.
After all, who can resist flaky, buttery, cheesy biscuits?
(not my husband, that’s for sure!)
If you’ve made biscuits before, you’re undoubtedly familiar with their traditional preparation method.
But there’s a hack that’ll make your biscuit-making smoother.
Want to know more?
Check out The Cafe Sucre Farine for the easiest way to make these cheddar chive biscuits.
Cobb pasta salad
Don’t have the time to put together a side dish for your cobb salad?
Skip making one, and just turn your salad into a hearty pasta salad.
Boil your pasta until al dente and toss it with the rest of your cobb salad ingredients.
Spicy Southern Kitchen has an easy-to-follow recipe for the best cobb pasta salad.
The best side dishes for a cobb salad
- Filet mignon
- Roast chicken
- Garlic butter noodles
- Seared salmon
- Rosemary focaccia
- Breaded tofu
- Tempeh bacon
- Pita bread
- Fried green tomatoes
- Fig naan flatbread
- Pork tenderloin
- Ebi fry
- Seafood soup
- Lentil soup
- Cheddar biscuits
- Cobb pasta salad
What To Serve With Cobb Salad
- 1 portion cobb salad
- Prepare your cobb salad according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: breadsticks, filet mignon, roast chicken, garlic butter noodles, seared salmon, rosemary focaccia, breaded tofu, tempeh bacon, pita bread, fried green tomatoes, fig naan flatbread, pork tenderloin, ebi fry, seafood soup, lentil soup, cheddar biscuits, and a cobb pasta salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!