Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

May 15, 2024 - Country Cooking

Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is a colorful salad with lots of south of the border flavor. Chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, corn, black beans, bacon, tomatoes, and red onion are covered in a BBQ Ranch Dressing.

A cobb salad is so classic and it’s one of my favorite types of salad. It can be fun to do creative twists on a traditional cobb salad like this Southern Cobb Salad.

What Is A Cobb Salad?

A traditional cobb salad consists of chicken, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese ,and lettuce. Typically the ingredients are arranged in rows instead of being mixed together.

Instead of blue cheese, I’ve used chunks of pepper jack cheese and I’ve added corn, black olives, and black beans. Plus some Frito corn chips for something crunchy!

Creamy Dressing

For the dressing I mix a little BBQ sauce into some Ranch dressing. It gives the ranch a little kick and a smoky/sweet flavor.

What I love most about a cobb salad is that it is a full meal kind of salad. The kind that leaves you with a very full belly. This Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is loaded with filling protein- chicken, bacon, and eggs.

Variations and Substitutions

This salad is easily customizable and any of the ingredients can be felt out.

Use Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese in place of Pepper Jack.

Add some pepitas.

Use tortilla strips in place or Fritos.

Red bell pepper is another great addition.

Top with a scoop of Pico de Gallo.

Use shrimp or taco-seasoned ground beef instead of chicken.

Use pinto beans in place of black beans.

More Salad Recipes

Seven-Layer Salad

Barbecue-Ranch Cornbread Salad

Muffaletta Salad

Strawberry Fields Salad

Dorito Taco Salad

Barbecue Salmon Cobb Salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad

Southern Cobb Salad


Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is a colorful salad with lots of south of the border flavor. Full of chicken, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, black beans and corn and served with a BBQ Ranch Dressing. Filling enough to be served as a main dish.
Course Salad
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 15 minutes minutes
Servings 5


1/2 head iceberg or romaine lettuce, shredded2 to 3 cups diced cooked chicken, I use rotisserie chicken1 (8-ounce) block Pepper Jack cheese, cut into cubes5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained2 cups cooked corn kernels, either fresh, canned or frozen1 avocado, diced1 small can sliced black olives, drained1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro1/2 cup Frito corn chips

Barbecue Ranch Dressing

2/3 cup Ranch dressing1/4 cup your favorite BBQ sauce


Arrange all ingredients except cilantro and corn chips in rows on a large platter.
In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce together.
Pour dressing on top of salad and sprinkle with cilantro and corn chips.

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Originally posted April 21, 2017


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