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!
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ranch BBQ Chopped Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): 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
- 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.