Mar 16, 2017

Cobb salad on a Zucchini boat

My new favorite breakfast!! I was in the mood for egg salad but was not in the mood for carbs but I was feeling kinda hungry and needed a little more then eggs.  I opened up my refrigerator trying to figure out what I can eat and there was a large zucchini........hmmmmm. So I scooped out the middle of the zucchini and loaded it with my avocado egg salad.  It just didn't look complete so I added some arugula, cooked up some pancetta and topped it with balsamic vinegar and VIOLA....A COBB salad!!


This was so filling that I didn't feel hungry till much later in the afternoon. My husband packed the other half for lunch the next day and I got a text from him saying this was a great, refreshing lunch! So yes, you can make it the day before and take it for lunch and there is no soggy salad and there's no oil!  We ate it like a hot dog. You'll know how difficult it is to eat gluten free on the go, right? It's not like we could stop and have a hot dog or a burger.  So I have a thing with foods that I can walk and eat with. Ok, Ok so it's not an artisan hand held food, whatever!! Don't judge! it's still hand held and  light!

Cobb Salad on a Zucchini boat


  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1.5 oz avocado
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cooked organic, nitrate free pancetta (or sub turkey bacon)
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 4tsp balsamic vinegar


cook pancetta and drain on paper towels

Boil water in a small pot. with a thumb tack poke a hole in the wider part of eggs (prevents cracking) submerge eggs carefully and  cook for 8 min. peel and chop

chop avocado in cubes and add to eggs, add salt and pepper and pancetta

Split a large zucchini in half, scrape the inside of the zucchini with a spoon or ice scream scoop. 

Yes this is eaten raw

Add arugula in the zucchini, add 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar, the egg salad and top with 2 more tsp of balsamic vinegar  

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