There's nothing like a nice fresh green salad for dinner. This Ranch BBQ Chopped Salad is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
There isn't anything extra special about this salad but the corn and black beans make this salad super flavorful. If you aren't a fan of fresh cilantro you can leave it out. Maybe substitute for some fresh parsley.
You can use whatever kind and flavor of BBQ sauce you have on-hand but be mindful that some flavors of BBQ sauce might not play nice with the other ingredients. Personally I like to use Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce for this recipe.
If you are serving this salad as a main dish, you will most likely only get 2 servings. Serving this salad as a side you should get 4 servings. Personally I love this salad as my main course. So filling!
If you don't use black beans often, make sure you rinse them off really well in a colander. I like to rinse them till the water runs clear. While you must drain your corn, there is really no reason to rinse it.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I like to use Romaine lettuce for this recipe but you can substitute for some Leafy Green Lettuce or whatever else you have on-hand. No matter what kind of lettuce you select this is one delicious salad!
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ranch BBQ Chopped Salad: Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fresh Cilantro, Corn, Black Beans, Tortilla Chips, Ranch Dressing, BBQ Sauce and Cheddar Cheese.
🥣 How to make Ranch BBQ Chopped Salad
In a large bowl, mix the romaine lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, black beans and cheddar cheese.
In a small bowl, mix the ranch dressing and the BBQ sauce. Toss the salad with the ranch dressing mixture.
Top each salad with corn tortilla chips.
Ranch BBQ Chopped Salad
- 4 Cups Romaine Lettuce, shredded
- 1 Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 1 Cup Corn, drained
- 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed & drained
- 10 Tortilla Chips, crushed
- ½ Cup Ranch Dressing
- ¼ Cup BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- In a large bowl, mix the romaine lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, black beans and cheddar cheese.
- In a small bowl, mix the ranch dressing and the BBQ sauce. Toss the salad with the ranch dressing mixture.
- Top each salad with corn tortilla chips.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.