One of my favorite copy-cat recipes is hands down this awesome flavorful salad! If we don’t have time to make this dish, we order it for take out. This makes a killer dish to any summer bbq and gathering. Check out the recipe and let me know what you think!
You Will Need:
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup cooked and drained black beans (canned) (Optional. My family’s not a fan, so they got left out.)
2 ears fresh corn, cooked and corn kernels removed
3/4 cup chopped red cabbage
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup Monterey Jack shredded cheese
1 large tomato, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked or grilled chicken, tossed with 1 1/2 tsp BBQ sauce
3 Tbsp green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup crumbled tortilla chips/strips
1 cup bottled ranch dressing
2-3 Tbsp bottled BBQ sauce, to taste
(The recipe dictates how to do it so it looks nice and fancy, but in the end it’ll get mixed up anyway.)
1. Fill a salad bowl with a mixture of chopped lettuces. Place the beans, corn, cabbage, carrots, cheese, and tomato in sections atop lettuce in wedges like a wheel. Pile chicken in center and chill until serving time.
2. Just before serving, sprinkle with green onions, cilantro, and tortilla chips.
3. Toss with ranch mixed with BBQ sauce.
Makes about 5 servings. (Recipe said 8, but 4 people ate almost all of it)