July 18, 2010

Cobb Salad with Barbecue-Ranch Dressing

Makes 6 to 8 servings Hands on time: 20 mins.
 Total time: 25 mins, including dressing.
This dressing also makes a tasty dipping sauce
 for fried chicken tenders and wings.

1 Lg. head romaine lettuce, shredded
1 lb. chopped smoked chicken
1 Cup.(4oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 Lg. tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 Lg. Avocados
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 (4oz) package crumbled blue cheese
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Layer first 4 ingredients on a large serving platter.
 Peel and chop avocados; toss with lemon juice.
Layer avocados, green onions, crumbled blue cheese and
 crumbled bacon over salad. Serve immediately,
 or cover and chill up to 8 hours. Serve with Barbecue Ranch Dressing.

Barbecue Ranch dressing:
Makes 2 1/3 cups hands on time 5 minutes.
Prepare 1(1oz) envelope buttermilk Ranch dressing mix according to package directions;
 stir in ½ cup barbecue sauce.
Pour over salad.

Southern Living.

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