Vegetarian Cobb Salad Lentil Bowl

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Karen Gibson


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups black beluga lentils or French du puy lentils
  • 2 heaping cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 10 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 avocado peeled, pit removed, sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 3 slices vegetarian bacon I used Fakin Bacon tempeh
  • 1/4 cup pitted and sliced castelvetrano or kalmata olives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • 2 heaping tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • your favorite red wine vinaigrette


  • Bring the water to a boil in a small, lidded pot. Add the lentils, cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Drain, and set aside to cool.
  • While the lentils simmer, cook the vegetarian bacon according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  • Build the salad, dividing the remaining ingredients between two serving bowls. Start with the lettuce, then spoon in the cooled lentils. Arrange the tomatoes, avocado slices, eggs, bacon, and olives on top of the lentils. Sprinkle with the herbs and drizzle with a bit of vinaigrette. Serve with additional vinaigrette.