Spring Clean Cobb Salad

spring clean cobb salad two bowls with forks and tea towelThis Spring Clean Cobb Salad is loaded with veggies, protein and topped with the most delicious homemade honey dijon vinaigrette. It will surely put you in a sunshine mood and give you the energy you need to tackle Spring Cleaning!

Does anyone else love the idea of Spring Cleaning? We just had a yard sale this past weekend and it felt SO good to get rid of some stuff! I literally went to my closet and asked myself “Have I worn this in the last year?” and if the answer was no, into the give away pile it went. It just seems like I hold on to sentimental things way too long. Like that shirt I tie-dyed with my best friends when I was a freshman in high school. Or those high heels that are still a littttle tight but I have to keep them for special occasions, right? No! It’s okay to purge your things every once in a while.

This is what this salad seems to be all about! Purging out the fridge and pantry! I had leftovers that NEEDED to be used. Like, hello one dozen dyed Easter eggs I need to eat. Hello slices of leftover Easter ham. Oh, and hey 4 heads of broccoli.

spring clean cobb salad close up on left bowl

So, I thought to myself…what can I do with these? Put them in a salad! Hence the name Spring Clean Cobb Salad 🙂

This salad screams Spring! All of the elements are SO fresh. Including…

  • broccoli, onion and spinach making it SUPER crunchy
  • allll of the extra protein like hard boiled eggs, ham and bacon!
  • topped with this delicious tangy and subtly sweet homemade dressing made with dijon and honey and balsamic that you could basically just drink by itself it’s so good

spring clean cobb salad pouring the honey dijon vinaigrette

Another thing I love about this salad is that it can be so diverse. Here are a few items that you could add to this to make it extra cobb salad-y!

  • fresh tomatoes
  • cheese! feta or blue cheese would be delicious
  • green onion
  • grilled chicken
  • avocado

I just used what was in my fridge – but the items listed above would be delicious in this recipe as well!

Find my spin on the recipe below – and to those of you who are Spring cleaning, God speed and good luck. xo!

Spring Clean Cobb Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 slices fully cooked bacon
  • 1 slice fully cooked ham, chopped

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange your spinach in a bowl. Arrange your toppings in neat layers, rows or sections if desired. 

  2. For the dressing, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, juice of one lemon in a bowl. Whisk together to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over salads. Crack additional pepper on top if desired. Serve immediately! 


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