Cobb Salad in a Crouton Cone

Cobb Salad in a Crouton ConeI have no idea why, but I really love eating food out of cones. This is evidenced by the fact that I’ve already made and written about a chicken and waffle cone, a pizza cone and my favorite, the Tacone. This time I’ve created something a little more healthy than you’re probably used to reading about here at DudeFoods, but you know what? That doesn’t make it any less delicious!

What you see here is a cone stuffed with Cobb salad. It isn’t just any cone however, it’s a cone made out of crushed up croutons! It actually took me a few tries to make my crouton cone and I considered throwing in the towel before my final attempt at it, but I decided to give it one more shot and it turned out wonderfully!

I made the cone by combining half a cup of finely ground croutons with an egg and a teaspoon of olive oil. I rolled the mixture into a ball, put it in my waffle cone maker and pressed down as hard as I could. A minute later I took it out, wrapped it around my waffle cone roller, surrounded it with aluminum foil and put it in my oven for ten minutes at 400° to complete the cooking process. Ideally I would have liked to cook it for a few more minutes so the cone got a little crunchier, but my waffle cone roller started melting. I guess that’s what I get for putting plastic in the oven though….

After letting my cone cool I filled it with chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato, diced hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese and of course, lettuce. I then drizzled vinaigrette dressing over everything and took a bite. It was pretty amazing. Normally I don’t even like croutons because they always end up either too soft or WAY too hard, but this cone was sort of the perfect medium. At this point I’m also starting to think that there isn’t a single food out there that isn’t better in cone form….

26 Comments on Cobb Salad in a Crouton Cone

  1. Brandon
    October 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm (12 years ago)

    This might be the healthiest thing I’ve witnessed on this site. Are you feeling well? Did you at least consider deep frying the lettuce?

    • Nick
      October 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm (12 years ago)

      That’s why I love Cobb salad! You can eat bacon, eggs and avocado and still call it healthy!

    • Bearfoot
      November 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm (12 years ago)

      I think the melted plastic negates any healthiness of the food.

    • zarella
      November 5, 2012 at 11:34 am (12 years ago)

      I’m fine. Why would you deep fry lettuce?

      • Nick
        November 5, 2012 at 11:36 am (12 years ago)

        Who said I deep fried any lettuce?

        • Bearfoot
          November 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm (12 years ago)

          Obviously they’re new to this blog…

  2. @chrisDAPS
    October 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm (12 years ago)


  3. @Burp_Blog
    October 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm (12 years ago)

    Because you always wanted to eat your salad out of a cone. Admit it.

  4. elle
    October 19, 2012 at 9:57 am (12 years ago)

    Nick, you are a true gourmand and an artist.

    • Nick
      October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am (12 years ago)

      Thanks Elle!

  5. Lauren Peterson
    October 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm (12 years ago)

    I love avocados.

  6. Norman
    October 31, 2012 at 6:03 am (12 years ago)

    There are some food combinations that you just can’t beat. Like duck and orange, pork and apple – and bacon and avocado. So good!

  7. @mikezdc
    November 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm (12 years ago)

    finally a reason to buy a waffle cone maker!

  8. @jody88
    November 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm (12 years ago)

    bcz everything tastes better in a cone

  9. Graham B Wilson
    November 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm (12 years ago)

    That’s nothing new. Little Man Ice Cream has been doing that in Denver during the winters for a couple of years. And they’re friggin’ delicious:

    • Nick
      November 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh, that’s awesome! Those look good! I tried looking for other salads in cones when I made mine and all I could find were places that shape tortillas into cones and then serve them that way, which just seemed really boring and unoriginal to me.

  10. matt
    November 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm (12 years ago)

    That is freaking awesome!!!

  11. @Your416
    November 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm (12 years ago)

    Great idea for a healthy snack. Who says you don’t make friends with salad?

  12. catznjammies
    November 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm (12 years ago)

    Luv this idea, I luv eating from a cone, can’t wait to try it… also waiting to see what else you come up with…

  13. @SisuCoach
    November 6, 2012 at 6:10 am (12 years ago)

    Salad in a cruton cone? That’s a novel idea for staying healthy!

  14. Nathan
    December 12, 2012 at 10:02 am (12 years ago)

    Wow that’s one healthy snack lol, but maybe make it a little bigger and put some kebab meet in it… perfect 🙂

  15. Tawny Leonard
    June 11, 2013 at 2:32 am (11 years ago)



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