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
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Recipe type: lunch
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Serves/Yield: 2
Ingredients
For the avocado spread:
  • Β½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • ΒΌ 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
Instructions
  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!

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

About Courtney Champion

Courtney Champion is a wife and mom who writes at Cook Like a Champion, where she shares accessible recipes focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients and plenty of sweet treats. She thinks good food tells a story and loves sharing that story with her readers. She hopes to inspire others to spend time in the kitchen with the people they love.

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Comments

  1. Oh…..Yum. This looks delicious. I love bacon and avocado on a sandwich – totally the perfect combination of creamy and salty and wonderful. I usually use leftover ham in omelets or in pea soup or fried rice.
    Leslie – Definitely not Martha’s last post: chowder 2.0 – wild rice, chickpeas, corn, mushrooms and ham

  2. Easter leftovers or not – this looks delicious!

  3. Aimee, what a fab idea!!!! Love it. Thanks for you email btw, really appreciate you taking the time to help a sista out =)) Can’t wait for your book. xx

  4. Love that avocado spread!
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  5. What a gorgeous sandwich!!! Need this today!
    Jenny Flake’s last post: Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

  6. Oh, this sandwich!! I want it for lunch! I didn’t bring lunch to work with me today so I hope you can deliver! Hehe ;)
    Julie @ Table for Two’s last post: Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

  7. What a great way to use leftovers and also a great tip for all those people out there packing lunch for work getting bored of their basic PB&J or ham & cheese sandwich. We all need a little help in thinking outside the box and leftovers are always a great place to start!!
    Thanks for the insporation!
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  8. Need this sandwich for lunch!!

  9. Love this for Easter leftovers!
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  10. The avocado spread sounds delicious! I’ve got to try it!

    I like to use ham in potato salad, lettuce wraps, musubis, and hot pockets. The recipes are here: http://swirlsandspice.com/2013/11/02/4-dairy-free-recipes-for-leftover-ham/
    Julia’s last post: Creamy Sweet Pea Salad

  11. Love this idea! And that avocado spread sounds amazing. Seeing things like this makes me want to buy an extra-big ham for Easter – leftovers and delicious sandwiches, galore!
    Josie’s last post: Creamy Sausage & Spinach-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

  12. This is my ideal sandwich! Love that avocado spread!
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  13. hello fellow canadian blogger! those are my two favourite things combined : cobb salad + sandwiches. youre a genius!
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