August 13, 2015

Mexican Style Salad with Salsa Ranch Dressing

Good Morning!  When I find a delicious recipe that's a keeper I love sharing it with you all.  This salad is so amazing!  It's pretty filling, so I make for dinner and it can stand on it's own.  No other sides necessary.  And the dressing is pretty scrumptious as well. 

Mexican Style Salad with Salsa Ranch Dressing

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • romaine lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup colored bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of fresh corn kernels
  • 8 slices of cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing (from the refrigerated section)
  • 1/2 of spicy salsa
  1. Chop and prep vegetables.
  2. Season chicken with taco seasoning coating both sides.
  3. Grill chicken until done and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Place ranch dressing and salsa in blender and puree until smooth.  *tip - sometimes I substitute a jalapeno ranch dressing to eliminate this step and it is just as yummy.
  5. Pile chopped lettuce on a large platter or bowl.  Slice chicken and arrange over lettuce.  Add avocados and tomatoes.  Sprinkle corn, green onions, bacon and queso fresco over entire salad.
  6. Serve immediately with a serving of salsa ranch dressing.
*recipe adapted from here

Hope you enjoy!


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