A light, filling salad board, loaded with Cobb salad ingredients such as shrimp, bacon, and avocado, with your favorite dressing.

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Delicious and satisfying, try this twist on the original Cobb salad, with shrimp! Or, maybe you’ve tried my Southern Cobb Salad with Sweet Onion Dressing (the dressing is soooo good!)

Shrimp Cobb Salad Board Recipe

Maybe you’ve already indulged in our Chicken Cobb Salad, or Vegan Cobb. Either way, your family will love this Shrimp Cobb Salad Board “bar” idea today.

beautiful vibrant ingredients of shrimp cobb salad

An epic salad board hits all the right notes for being fresh, healthy, and perfect for summer hosting.

A Cobb salad isn’t complete without bacon and avocado, in my humble opinion, but take it a step further and add jammy eggs, black ollives, and red onion.

shrimp in the middle of a big salad, surrounded by hard cooked eggs, and salad toppings

Why serve a salad board?

Salad boards are casual and fun, with all ingredients on one big board. Sort of like a “build your own salad bar.”

You can prep the ingredients the day before, and assemble right before the guests come! Easy!

Also feel free to swap out the shrimp for diced chicken or ham, and trying crumbled feta instead of Roguefort cheese.

big board with lettuce on the outside, and shrimp cobb salad ingredients

Summer breeze—eating outside

Eating outside is easy when dinner is on one board. For us, we carry it down to our bottom deck with a stack of dishes, napkins, and forks. Now if all salads were like this, I’d have no problem eating one of these every single day! :)

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Ingredients for Shrimp Cobb Salad

This salad is loaded with tons of goodies, and you can always toss the shrimp in your favorite seasoning, and lightly grill before serving!

  • Large shrimp
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Avocado
  • Black olives
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Radishes
  • Bacon
  • Onion + cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Roquefort cheese
  • Thousand Island Dressing

shrimp cobb ingredients on a large board

What dressing do you serve with a Cobb?

Everyone tosses their own salad in their bowl, with your favorite dressing. We love our BEST Thousand Island Dressing (make ahead and chill in the fridge).

You may want something light and fresh, so feel free to make your own vinaigrette. You want flavors that will complement the other ingredients.

shrimp cobb salad ingredients on a big round board

For that final touch of WOW – make our perfect “jammy” soft-boiled eggs to add to the Cobb salad board.

More recipes to try:

Miso Soup Recipe with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Butter Lettuce Spring Veggie and Salmon Salad

Harvest Cobb Salad

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Shrimp Cobb Salad Board

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 8


  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 8 hard boiled eggs, sliced (with black pepper)
  • 1 large avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 10 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 radishes, sliced
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 1 cube Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Thousand Island Dressing


  • On a large plate, place the chilled, cooked shrimp. Arrange soft boiled eggs (cut in half) aroun the shrimp. Place the plate in the center of a prepared board.
  • In 6 small bowls, fill with cooked bacon, olives, avocado chunks, tomatoes, dressing, and cheese. Arrange the bowls around the shrimp plate.
  • Around the outside of the board, lay down the lettuce leaves (optional to chop).
  • Fill in open areas with remaining chopped veggies and lemon slices. Don't forget the tongs and small utensils. Serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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