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Cajun Cobb Salad Recipe


posted: 05/17/17

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This Cajun Cobb Salad Recipe is such a delicious twist on the original and filling enough to be dinner! With some homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe on hand, you can make this salad and it’s amazing Cajun Ranch Dressing all the time!

overhead view of cajun cobb salad recipe broken down by ingredients

I’m so happy to be partnering with Jennie-O to bring you this amazing dinner salad!

So my most incredible amazing thoughtful husband took me to see Hamilton for my birthday earlier this month! (If you don’t know what Hamilton is, google it and then listen to the entire soundtrack five times and then come back. Kidding. Sort of.)

Guys. Since going to see it I have been listening to the soundtrack non-stop. I’ve been googling things about Hamilton’s life. I’ve been looking up different people’s interpretations of the songs in the show . . . . I think it’s fair to say at this point that I’m totally obsessed. Like if I miss a day listening to the soundtrack, it’s like my brain knows and I wake up with one of the songs in my head.

I’m so obsessed, in fact, that when I look at these photos of this amazing Cajun Cobb Salad, only two things happen: I crave eating the salad again (like ASAP) and I start thinking about Hamilton. Because I was listening to the musical while I was making this. #obvi

overhead view of cobb salad ingredients

You guys, I practically had to padlock this turkey to get him into my salad unscathed because that’s how much Nathan likes the flavored turkey breasts from Jennie-O. (Their Cajun turkey is also crazy amazing in this Turkey Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich!)


After you grab your turkey, you want all the normal ingredients for a cobb salad, like avocado, bacon, blue cheese, deviled eggs. I threw in some bell peppers for more of a Cajun vibe, and they were a perfect addition.

  • cajun turkey
  • hard boiled eggs
  • red and green bell peppers
  • bacon
  • avocado
  • blue cheese
  • tomatoes
  • romaine lettuce
cajun style turkey breast used to make cajun cobb salad recipe


Top it all off  with some homemade Cajun Ranch Dressing. This dressing is so fast to throw together and it brings all of the flavors of the salad together perfectly. For it you will need:

  • buttermilk
  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • cajun seasoning
cajun cobb salad dressing in a jar

I promise you that this salad will be just as addicting as Hamilton.

Off to listen to Quiet Uptown for the three millionth time.

cajun cobb salad recipe covered in cobb salad dressing

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Cajun Cobb Salad Recipe

Serves: 6 servings
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Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Cajun Cobb Salad Recipe is such a delicious twist on the original and filling enough to be dinner!  With some homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe on hand, you can make this salad and it’s amazing Cajun Ranch Dressing all the time!


For the Salad

  • 3 cups diced Jennie-O Premium Portions Hickory Smoked Cajun Style Turkey Breast found in the deli section
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 6 slices of bacon diced and cooked until crisp.
  • 3 hard boiled eggs quartered
  • 2 semi firm avocados diced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 3 heads romain lettuce diced

Cajun Ranch Dressing

  • 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsps died dill
  • 4 tsps lemon juice
  • 4 tsps Cajun seasoning


  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the garlic, salt, pepper, dill, lemon juice, and Cajun seasoning. Serve the dressing on the side.


The recipe for the dressing makes more than you will likely need, serve on the side and allow people to dress their own salads.
Calories: 437kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 24g (8%) Protein: 41g (82%) Fat: 19g (29%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 111mg (37%) Sodium: 2063mg (90%) Potassium: 703mg (20%) Fiber: 5g (21%) Sugar: 10g (11%) Vitamin A: 5050IU (101%) Vitamin C: 155.1mg (188%) Calcium: 380mg (38%) Iron: 4.3mg (24%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

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  1. averie @ averie cooks says

    Gorgeous salad and I want that dressing! I think I could eat that with just about anything!

    Glad you had a wonderful time at the show!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Averie!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says

    What a great salad – I’m loving that cajun turkey and that dressing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      They both make it so good!

  3. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says

    LOVE this cajun twist!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Jennifer! I think it’s my favorite part of the whole thing.

  4. Aggie says

    Cobb salads are my favorite!! Love your version!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Aggie!

  5. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    This salad is PERFECTION! Love it!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you friend!

  6. Lisa P says

    This looks great! I was searching for a Cajun salad dressing and found this! I think I’m going to add some Cajun pecans to mine!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy it!

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