Is there a more iconic American salad than Cobb salad? It's well-known across the country, but especially in the South. All you need to do to impress dinner party company is present a large bowl of this salad before the main course. The colorful rows of corn, bacon, avocado, tomato and blue cheese will immediately draw everyone's attention. And, as a bonus, the recipe below gets a Southern-style upgrade with an amazing sweet onion dressing. Yes, please!
The beautiful thing about Cobb salad is you can customize it. Don't have blue cheese? Swap in cheddar. Want to add some protein? Add chicken or hard-boiled eggs. Or go the opposite way and make it vegetarian by sauteeing some tofu and adding crispy chickpeas. The point is the possibilities are endless, so make the salad however you want and don't worry about substitutions too much.