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Transform Your Boring Salad Into Cobb Dip

Is there anything worse than sitting down to munch on a pile of leaves? We can’t think of much, which is why you should start eating salad in dip form. This Cobb dip has all the makings of a Cobb salad: grilled corn, bacon, tomato, blue cheese, and even some chopped lettuce so you can think you’re healthy-ish. It's basically an unholy union between the diner counter and seven-layer dip. Here's how to do it.

Cobb Dip

Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

  • 1⁄2 ear grilled corn
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 package ranch dip mix
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 chopped roma tomato
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1⁄4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • First, grill an ear of corn, either on an outdoor grill or by placing it on a gas burner until it's lightly charred. Barring that, just use regular corn. No sense burning the house down.
  • Cook your bacon, then chop it into little bits, reserving some for snacking.
  • Chop your veggies. The romaine should be shredded, the tomato diced small, and the corn... corny (just slice it off the husk)
  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch in a medium mixing bowl, then mix until they're nice and smooth, then spread the mixture on the bottom of a skillet. If you don't have a skillet, any pan should do the trick.
  • Layer the lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, corn, bacon, and blue cheese on top.
  • Serve with tortilla chips. Or just eat it with your hands.

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