Cobb Salad Sandwich

Cobb Salad Sandwich with Avocado Spread

Easter is right around the corner, and, for my family, that means there’s bound to be leftover ham and boiled eggs. I rarely want to eat leftovers as-is, so I always try to find a way to turn them into a different meal. Leftover roasted chicken becomes chicken salad or taquitos, or other favourites.

With ham, the obvious choice is to put it on a sandwich and call it a day. However, I also wanted to make use of the dyed eggs that are sure to fill our refrigerator the day after Easter. Enter the Cobb salad sandwich.

Traditional Cobb salad is made with chicken, but I thought swapping in ham was a great way to make use of leftovers. The other components of the salad – greens, avocado, bacon, blue cheese, boiled eggs and tomatoes – are all included in this sandwich version.

Cobb Salad Sandwich with Avocado SpreadPhoto by Courtney|Cook Like a Champion

Knowing the sandwich would be quite sizable, I decided to forgo slices of avocado and made a spread instead, using a splash of red wine vinegar to add the bite that you’d get from salad dressing.

The other components of the sandwich are simple, and you likely already have everything you need right in your refrigerator. This salad-turned-sandwich makes a hearty lunch, and it’s one we will be eating again and again, long after we’ve used the last bit of that leftover Easter ham.

Cobb Salad Sandwich with Avocado Spread
Recipe type: lunch
Serves/Yield: 2
For the avocado spread:
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the sandwiches:
  • 4 thick slices hearty bread
  • 4 thick slices ham
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Greens of your choice (I used romaine and butter lettuce.)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese
  1. To make the spread, place the avocado in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in the yogurt and vinegar, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. To assemble the sandwiches, divide the avocado spread evenly between two slices of bread. Top each slice with half of the ham, eggs, bacon, tomato, greens and blue cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Place the remaining bread slices on top of each sandwich and enjoy!


What’s your favorite way to enjoy leftovers, Easter or otherwise?