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Cuban Cobb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

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Our Cuban Cobb Salad – loaded with all the flavors of a Cuban sandwich right down to the tangy mustard vinaigrette – is a lighter way to enjoy a classic favorite! 

If you like Cuban sandwiches, then you will LOVE this Cuban Cobb Salad! It is loaded with all of the classic flavors of a Cuban sandwich including a delicious mustard vinaigrette!

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This was going to be a long shot.

My husband is a HUGE Cuban sandwich fan. If there is a Cuban on the menu, he is going to order it. Every. Single. Time.

The Cuban bread buttered and pressed until crispy, the Swiss cheese melted over sweet ham and savory seasoned pork, tangy pickle slices, that classic blend of mustard + mayo.

So, when I suggested a salad version of his favorite sandwich, I could see the skepticism.

But when I say this was a home run, you can just call me Giancarlo Stanton.

(If you’re a pickle fan too, you will love my Kool Aid Pickles and Dill Pickle Dip recipes!)

Cuban Cobb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Cuban Cobb Salad on wood table with serving utensils and bowls

With my efforts to eat healthier this Summer, I am really trying to be intentional and reduce the amount of refined sugars, bread and processed foods that I am eating. (You can see 10 ways I am trying to eat healthier here.) So, I decided to turn one of our favorites sandwiches into a salad.


This salad. I don’t even miss the bread.

It is hearty. Packed with protein and chockablock full of all the delicious components of a Cuban sandwich. And don’t get me started on that easy mustard vinaigrette. Just measure into a mason jar and give it a good ol’ shake.

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk lettuce. This salad starts with sturdy romaine hearts. Iceberg lettuce just won’t stand up under all the thick cut toppings and will get seriously soggy. So, let’s all agree on romaine. Okay? Okay.

Now, back to this Cuban Cobb Salad. Fill a large shallow salad bowl with chopped romaine lettuce. Then, it’s topping time!

deli slice sweet ham, seasoned pork and swiss cheese in thick slabs on a cutting board

How to Make a Cuban Salad

I had my deli cut thick slabs of good quality sweet ham, seasoned fresh ham, and Swiss cheese. I julienned the meat and cheese (cut it into sticks) but you could also cube it. I just felt a little fancy that day 🙂

Since this is a twist on a Cobb salad, I added some quartered hard boiled eggs. And I couldn’t forget the dill pickles from a Cuban sandwich, so I added a big pile of chopped pickles to the Cuban Salad, too.

Cuban Cobb Salad in a white bowl

Cuban Salad Dressing

Once the salad was tossed in the bowl, I shook up a tangy mustard vinaigrette in a mason jar and drizzled it all over.

pouring a  tangy mustard vinaigrette on a hearty, low carb Cuban Cobb Salad!

Yes, please!!

Bonus: since it is still a bazillion degrees in Florida, I don’t have to even touch my stove or oven to get dinner on the table!

Cuban Cobb Salad in white bowls

Our family of four each had a dinner-sized portion of this Cuban Cobb Salad and there was still enough for leftovers. BOTH of my boys asked if there was any salad for lunch the next day, so I would say none of us will mind when this shows back up on our weekly meal plan!

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Our Cuban Cobb Salad – loaded with all the flavors of a Cuban sandwich right down to the tangy mustard vinaigrette – is a lighter way to enjoy a classic favorite!



Cuban Cobb Salad

  • 2 1/2 romaine hearts (cut into thin ribbons)
  • 1/2 lb sweet ham (sliced thick then julienned/chopped)
  • 1/2 lb cooked fresh ham (seasoned pork, sliced thick then julienned/chopped)
  • 1/2 lb swiss cheese (sliced thick then julienned/chopped)
  • 6 small dill pickles (sliced into rounds)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs (cut in quarters lengthwise)

Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 6 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Make the Mustard Vinaigrette

  1. First, measure olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon & yellow mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt/pepper in a mason jar and shake to combine.
  2. Refrigerate vinaigrette until you are ready to serve the salad.

Make the Cuban Cobb Salad

  1. Fill a large shallow salad bowl with romaine lettuce.
  2. Arrange sliced ham, sliced fresh ham (seasoned pork), sliced cheese, pickle rounds and quartered eggs in rows on top of the lettuce.
  3. Just prior to serving, drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: salad
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 684
  • Sugar: 23.4 g
  • Sodium: 806 mg
  • Fat: 48.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.2 g
  • Protein: 38.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 316.4 mg




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  1. Your family is some of best fed people have heard of. You always seem to be cooking/baking up some awesome food. Salad of any kind sounds so good and much healthier in hot weather.
    Hubs wants all these heavy meat meals and I can hardly eat anything heavy, too much meat or hot foods, crave veggies.
    Have hard time eating many things since I have no bottom teeth. Lost all few years ago as am losing bone. Miss getting to eat apples, nuts, celery for example. Hubs has dentures so he can munch away at anything.
    Your salad looks really good, just has pickles instead of tomatoes. Are you or hubs Cuban? Or is Cuban something common in Florida? Duh, dumb ?huh?
    Enjoy those salads,, have wonderful week.

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