California Cobb Dip


Dips Spreads & Dressings



Prep Time

15 minutes

Avocados are not only tasty—they’re good for you too! They are jam-packed with healthy fats, valuable nutrients and vitamins (like vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium), fiber, and antioxidants. Additionally, they don’t contain any sodium or cholesterol. If you want to increase your overall avocado intake, try our recipe for a California Cobb Dip. This recipe calls for three ripe avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, and grape tomatoes, making it by far one of the most healthy and nutritious dips we’ve come up with. After trying the recipe, please share it with your friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

A good Cobb dip recipe can be very satisfying. Cobb dips are pretty healthy, but they’re also rich in flavor too—the avocado, onions, lemon juice, and bacon come together to make a dish that’s savory and satisfying. If you’re interested in making the recipe, you’ll need three ripe avocados, at least two tablespoons of lemon juice, Romaine lettuce, Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar, grape tomatoes, cooked bacon (or you can buy the pre-crumbled bacon), and red onion. Once you’re ready to make the dish, mash up the avocados and transfer the mixture to a pie plate, and spread across the bottom. Top off the mashed avocado with the shredded cheese, onion, bacon, and tomatoes. Then store the dip in the fridge until ready to serve. We recommend chips, crackers, veggies or slices of toasted baguette for dipping.

For a deliciously spicy avocado salad try our Southwestern Corn, Avocado and Pepper Jack Salad. You can’t beat that! Cabot is a cooperative of New York and New England farm families. We work hard year-round to produce our award-winning cheeses and dairy products. We hope you love our recipe for Cobb dip. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on ways to improve the dish (or if you’d just like to let us know how much you liked it), please rate and review the recipe!


  • 3 ripe avocados, peel and seed removed 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt 
  • 1 cup Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, quartered (about 10 tomatoes) 
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon bits or crumbled bacon pieces 
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion


  1. PLACE avocados in a medium bowl and mash with fork or potato masher until mostly smooth. Add the lemon juice and garlic salt to the avocado. Stir until well combined. Transfer the avocado to a 9 inch pie plate. Spread it into an even layer.
  2. TOP avocado with layers of lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, and onion.
  3. COVER pie plate with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  4. SERVE with optional dippers like tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced and toasted baguette.

Recipe Tips

Not sure whether an avocado is ripe? Give it a tiny squeeze. If there’s a bit of give, it’s time to eat it. Too much give? It’s probably overly ripe. Another way to test for ripeness: does the nub of stem have any wiggle to it? If so, the avocado is ripe.



Serving Size
1/8 recipe
per serving
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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