Dr. Rachel’s Favorite Low-FODMAP Cobb Salad Recipe; Gluten-free

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Cobb Salad is my new obsession.  It’s just the perfect combination of fresh vegetables and tasty protein topped with a fabulous dressing.  Light, healthy, as well as satisfying.

This low-FODMAP Cobb Salad is the best I have had. You can modify it for any protein you like (chicken, turkey, tuna), your favorite cheese (goat, cheddar, mozzarella), and pick your low-FODMAP dressing (low-FODMAP Ranch, low-FODMAP Italian, low-FODMAP Green Goddess).  So easy and so good.

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Cobb Salad; Gluten-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves 4-6

Prep time: 20 min


  • ½ head (150 g or about 2-3 cups) Romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped or torn
    • 2 cups (75g)  is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 head (150 g or about 2-3 cups) Bibb or butter lettuce, coarsely chopped or torn
    • Bibb lettuce is free of FODMAPs
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
    • Can also serve chopped
  • 12 oz cooked low-FODMAP chicken breast (sliced or cubed) or diced smoked turkey
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and broken into pieces
    • Check to ensure gluten-free and no high-FODMAP additives
    • I used Oscar Meyer bacon
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
    • 1/8 avocado is one low-FODMAP serving
    • If you don’t tolerate avocado, then try ½ chopped cucumber or ½ cup fresh corn niblets
      • 1/2 cob of fresh sweet corn is one low-FODMAP serving
      • I cut off the niblets and freeze corn in summertime to use in recipes all year long 🙂
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese or shredded cheddar cheese (can also substitute mozzarella, Colby or combination)
    • 40 g (about 1.25 ounces) of goat cheese is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 5 oz. (About 150 g) cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Can also use chopped roma tomatoes or vine tomatoes
    • 75 g is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 2 tbsp. chopped chives
    • Chives are free of FODMAPs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Low-FODMAP Green Goddess Dressing, low-FODMAP Ranch Dressing, or low-FODMAP Italian Dressing


  • On a large platter or bowl, spread out lettuce, then add rows of hard-boiled egg, chicken or turkey, bacon, avocado, cheese, tomatoes and chives
  • Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with choice of low-FODMAP dressing, and serve

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    1. Thank you for your comments Jackie! We love that you modified the recipe for your own preference. The cheese can certainly be omitted if you aren’t a fan of those flavors. Glad you enjoyed the salad 🙂

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